Back in November President Donald Trump was rushed to Walter Reed Medical Center. The White House never told the American people the real reason, claiming he was having a portion of his annual physical done early because he was going to be busy the following year.
POTUS health. WH says Saturday trip to hospital was “routine” & he’s “fine” despite break from past practices. Here… https://t.co/AUrf6v8JF3— Kelly O'Donnell (@Kelly O'Donnell)1574030522.0
Thursday night the President admitted to Fox News' Sean Hannity that "recently" at Walter Reed he had been given a "cognitive test," and, he claimed, "aced it." He added his doctors were "very surprised."
“I actually took one, when I uh, very recently when, I uh, when I was you know the radical left was saying, ‘Is he all there? Is he all there?’ I proved I was all there, because I aced it,” Trump, sounding as if he realized he should not have mentioned it, told Hannity. “I aced the test."
The President went on to say his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, "should take the same exact test, a very standard test. I took it at Walter Reed Medical Center in front of doctors and they were very surprised. They said, ‘That’s an unbelievable thing. Rarely does anybody do what you just did.’”
Trump bizarrely bragged to Hannity that he “aced” a cognitive test he took at Walter Reed. Doctors “were very sur… https://t.co/wb4yquJAfj— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1594352477.0
As many on social media noted, acing a cognitive test is not something to brag about. The test is often administered amid concerns.
The Washington Post notes that back in January of 2018, Trump took "the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which is designed to detect mild cognitive issues, largely in older people. The 10-minute exam asks patients to identify animals in pictures, draw a clock, and perform basic word-recall exercises."
On social media some expressed concern over the president's health, suggesting he might have suffered a stroke last year. Others noted the American people deserve to be told more about his health. And many mocked Trump for bragging about the test.
TEARS, THIS WAS THE TEST LMFAO, A CHILD COULD DO THIS https://t.co/WmyO5HyREK https://t.co/sRm27BsqP3— MVPITO (@MVPITO)1594356577.0
Even if it were true, "the doctors were *very* surprised I passed a cognitive test" is not really the slam dunk the… https://t.co/Rcc0woFsYp— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1594345172.0
Why is this moron permitted to be in charge of the nuclear codes? https://t.co/EsfcPjNmEY— Jag (@Jag)1594352789.0
A stroke-like incident (see secret trip to Walter Reed) would require a cognitive test, no? And a doc may be very h… https://t.co/Oyupj4X3RL— Thom Hartmann (@Thom Hartmann)1594358655.0
I watched this interview tonight live and was shocked that President Trump revealed that he had recently taken a co… https://t.co/FzoK0f4LDf— Michael McFaul (@Michael McFaul)1594356683.0
Trump stumbles & spills his Walter Reed trip included a cognitive test. His trip was urgent, prob after he was inco… https://t.co/g9TQv4rnAW— Tom Joseph (@Tom Joseph)1594348303.0
Trump passed his cognitive test at Walter Reed. The Doctors put it on a table and he walked right past it.— Untucked with Jeremy Newberger (@Untucked with Jeremy Newberger)1594347453.0
My mother aced the last cognitive test she was given. Shortly before she died at the beginning of last year, the n… https://t.co/dAIx0dvUj7— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf)1594383659.0
Could *YOU* "ace" Trump's cognitive test? 1) Where are we right now? 2) What is today's date? 3) Can you draw… https://t.co/oF6tTbIoSO— David Frum (@David Frum)1594385642.0
Lmao -- the #SupremeLoser trump is BRAGGING about his cognitive test at Walter Reed, saying he "aced" it. I don't… https://t.co/Moc29UpncX— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1594350014.0
Wish me luck in taking my cognitive test today and if I don’t ace it I’ll be crushed. I just can’t let… https://t.co/h5Iz7HMyi4— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart)1594378894.0
@ddale8 It makes me think that mysterious run to Walter Reed last fall was actually for a stroke. His shirt was op… https://t.co/mXcBGvTtCF— Jedi, Interrupted 🏳️🌈 (@Jedi, Interrupted 🏳️🌈)1594349783.0
Did Trump just admit he was given a cognitive test during his secret visit to Walter Reid Hospital? Why yes, yes he… https://t.co/HngntZVolE— Mike Madrid (@Mike Madrid)1594349559.0