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Donald Trump is citing his score on a routine cognitive test as proof he can solve the North Korea crisis better than Obama

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In an interview with Reuters on Wednesday, Donald Trump brought up his score on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment as proof he is mentally capable of solving the escalating North Korea crisis.

According to Reuters, Trump blamed the tensions on the actions of his predecessors, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and said prior administrations “all realized they were going to have to leave it to a president that scored the highest on tests.”

Trump on Tuesday underwent a medical exam with White House Dr. Ronny Jackson, and reportedly asked the doctor to perform a cognitive test on him. That decision came amid weeks of public speculation over the president’s mental fitness following a slew of shocking reporting in Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury.”

The 10-minute test Jackson performed on Trump is a simple mental assessment that “looks for signs of mild cognitive impairment and/or Alzheimer’s disease,” Reuters reports. Among the challenges, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment asks test takers to identify animals and draw a clock face.

Trump scored 30 out of 30.

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Donald Trump is citing his score on a routine cognitive test as proof he can solve the North Korea crisis better than Obama

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In an interview with Reuters on Wednesday, Donald Trump brought up his score on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment as proof he is mentally capable of solving the escalating North Korea crisis.

According to Reuters, Trump blamed the tensions on the actions of his predecessors, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and said prior administrations “all realized they were going to have to leave it to a president that scored the highest on tests.”

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Right-wing preacher justifies Trump’s Access Hollywood tape as God’s work

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How do the same evangelicals who incessantly force-feed us their morals and family values manage to overwhelmingly support someone like Donald Trump? Especially when he gets caught on tape discussing how he moves in on women "like a bitch" and how he enjoys the occasional spontaneous pussy grab.

How exactly did white evangelicals reconcile Trump’s inability to resist desires of the flesh to the point where 80 percent voted for him?

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Trump reverses protections for Americans with crippling student loan debt

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One of the biggest obstacles to a healthy U.S. economy continues to be student loan debt, which an increasing number of people are defaulting on. Millions of people had not made a payment on $137 billion in federal student loans for at least nine months in 2016. That’s a 14 percent increase in defaults from the previous year.

So what was Trump’s response to the the already grotesque $1.2 trillion problem? He threw out what little protection borrowers had against shady debt collectors.

Around 8 million people are currently defaulting on their student loan debt. Just under half of those people took out loans through the discontinued Federal Family Education Loan Program. The program insured and subsidized loans from private lenders.

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