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It was truly a minor point, in the overall insanity that was Donald Trump’s interview with Fox host Chris Wallace on Sunday, but Trump continues to hold up his 2018 success on a medical screening test measuring cognitive decline as evidence of his “perfect” genius. He returned to the point again yesterday, suggesting he and challenger Joe Biden be given the same test, and was very insistent.

“It’s not that hard a test,” noted Wallace. “They have a picture and it says ‘what’s that’ and it’s an elephant.” That did not sit well with Dear Genius Leader, Identifier of Elephants. And so we find ourselves here again: Trump once again using his ability to pass a pre-dementia screening test as go-to evidence of his brilliance, telling his interviewer, who took the same test on a lark, that he could not possibly match his own clock-drawing, elephant-identifying brilliance.

I’m no doctor, but “has insisted for two years that being able to pass the Montreal Cognitive Assessment is go-to evidence of a vast intelligence, each time dismissing anyone and everyone who attempts to explain its true purpose” should probably be its own separate cognitive assessment test. It isn’t merely that Trump is unnecessarily proud; he remains quite convinced that nobody could possibly do as well on a pre-dementia cognitive assessment test as he has done. The transcript is a bit loopy.

“I’ll bet you couldn’t even answer the last five questions,” Trump tells Chris Wallace. “I’ll bet you couldn’t, they get very hard, the last five questions.”

“Well one of them was count back from 100 by seven,” replied Wallace. “Ninety three…”

“You couldn’t answer many of the questions.”

To be clear, this is a test that measures your ability to do rote tasks involving memory and cognition, given primarily to those suspected of having issues with either. And yet, here in 2020, we have Donald J. Trump challenging both his presidential challenger and, apparently, anyone else in earshot to match his (claimed) “perfect” score.

Sigh. All right. Let’s take a look at “the last five questions.” While the test has different versions and so we can’t quite identify which specific questions Trump was asked, that one there is a good representative sample.

The last and presumably hardest question: Where are you. No, literally, what building are you in, in what city. What’s the date? Day of the week?

Stand back, Joe Biden. You’d dealing with a guy who knows it’s Monday. Betcha Albert Einstein himself couldn’t top that.

Another of the last five questions asks you to name as many words that begin with “F” as you can in one minute. So, for example, you could list off, um, fat festering felonious failing failson far-flung foul-faced flying fumbling failure, for funsies.

What about repeating a three-digit string backwards? Any other Americans want to give that one a go, thus proving your own presidential caliber?

It seem inevitable that Trump is, sooner or later, going to demand one of the debates be premised around who can best prove their genius via dementia screening test. God help us, it’s going to get to that point, isn’t it?

MODERATOR HUGH HEWITT: “Mr. President, if the similarity between a ‘banana’ and an ‘orange’ is that they are both fruits, what similarities are there between a ‘train’ and a ‘bicycle?’

TRUMP: “The similarity there, Hugh, is that a train is big and powerful, and a bicycle can be big and powerful too, if there’s a big guy on one. Like a really big guy. With tears in his eyes, because he’s so proud of what America has become under my leadership.”

HEWITT: …

TRUMP: “Also I’ve never owned either one. I could, because I’m rich, but never have.”

HEWITT: “The next question is for you, Vice President Biden. Please draw a clock.”

Seriously though, the person in charge of the entire country, during a global pandemic, has for two years been unable to grasp the difference between passing a pre-dementia test that every fully functional human is expected to muster a passing score on and a test which proves him to be superior to everyone around him, bar none. The man has had access to every expert the United States has to offer, and for two years now none of them have been able to successfully explain to him that the “test” was not what he thinks it is.

Is it his narcissism, his stupidity, his dishonesty, or what?

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7 COMMENTS

  1. It was a fecking “Dementia Test” you shitehead. I know that you have problems with big words so let’s put it clearer: It was a loony bird test and you passed with flying colors, meaning you’re a fecking loony…

    • Hiding the (real numbers ) of Coronavirus,
      Only makes the “death rate appear higher “,
      than it truly is .
      Because , more die because , they don’t know
      they are being infected by those folks that have
      the virus, and don’t know they have it .
      Simple arithmetic, not even math !

  2. Yes ,it’s evident that he passed a test that ,
    most 4 year olds can easily pass . What he can’t
    do is continue to Bullshit the public into
    believing he’s actually very smart .
    His math isn’t up to a second grader. , because
    he says “if you test you get more cases”.
    But ,that’s a lie or he’s stupid . Testing tells us
    if people have Coronavirus, and can pass it
    on to others .
    COUNTING THE BEANS , —DOESN’T —
    GIVE YOU MORE BEANS .
    Isolation from people that don’t have the
    virus, can stop ,or slow , the spread of the
    virus down .
    If we don’t test , we don’t know who can pass
    it on to others by contact.
    The true indicator is (the deaths ),of those
    with the virus.
    If we don’t know who has it , we can’t
    control the spread,
    But the deaths will tell us that because
    we in the United State’s, with 4 percent
    of the worlds population, have 25 percent
    of the deaths by Coronavirus.
    That s true figure because you can’t hide
    the death rate .
    So stupid Trump thinks that hiding the
    real numbers of the Coronavirus case’s
    will change the death rate .
    And it does increase the death rate because
    we don’t know who has it , and therefore
    can’t stop them from passing it on to other
    that don’t know they are being infected
    because they don’t know the have the virus.
    And that’s what’s happening now .
    Simple (arithmetic ), and Trump can’t see it !
    So , many are “NEEDLESSLY “dying because
    Trump’s to dumb to understand that hiding
    only makes it worse .

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