President Donald Trump challenged Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden to take a cognitive assessment test to demonstrate his mental acuity while speaking to Fox News’ Chris Wallace.
“Let’s take a test right now. Let’s go down, Joe and I will take a test. Let him take the same test that I took,” said President Trump, referring to taking the Montreal Cognitive Assessment in 2018.
Trump went on to reject claims by Wallace that the test he was referring to was easy enough that anyone could pass it, arguing from his experience that the test was a strong indicator of cognitive capability.
“It’s all misrepresentation,” Trump said of Wallace’s claims. “Because, yes, the first few questions are easy, but I’ll bet you couldn’t even answer the last five questions. I’ll bet you couldn’t, they get very hard, the last five questions.”
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The President had scored a full 30 out of 30 on the Montreal assessment in 2018, demonstrating mental awareness and acuity.
Questions have been consistently raised about Biden’s mental capacity and sharpness, with the 77-year old former Vice President at times forgetting what office he is running for, what state he is currently in, and confusing his wife with his sister.
Biden’s campaign team have increasingly limited his in-person and live interview and rally events, seeking to shield the tentative Democratic nominee after a series of embarrassing gaffes during digital coronavirus events.
Watch Trump’s full interview with Chris Wallace here.