On Wednesday, President Donald Trump bragged about his cognitive test again, but this time in a Fox News interview, he gave specifics, noting that the memory portion of the exam was the most difficult part for him, while also being easy.
“The first questions are very easy. The last questions are much more difficult,” the president said. “They said if you get it in order you get extra points. They said, no one gets it in order. It’s actually not that easy, but for me it was easy.”
A transcript. https://t.co/IXExX8fKc8— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale) 1595472787.0
It was the kind of commentary that sent many to wonder if Trump fully understands what he's saying, much less doing himself any favors.
Trump has spent the majority of the year attacking former Vice President Joe Biden for being mentally impaired in some way. He's attacked his opponent "sleepy Joe," and even launched campaign ads showing videos of Biden praying at a funeral to illustrate he is "too old" to be president. Trump's former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders even tried to paint Biden as mentally unfit because he has a stutter.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders just deleted this tweet. https://t.co/xgkXA37QrV— Sahil Kapur (@Sahil Kapur) 1576815113.0
Huckabee Sanders tried to claim she wasn't talking about Biden's stutter, but no one believed it and she ultimately had to delete both tweets. Biden responded, talking about his speech and urged "empathy."
I’ve worked my whole life to overcome a stutter. And it’s my great honor to mentor kids who have experienced the sa… https://t.co/tSTdEejvie— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden) 1576813340.0
Regardless of the tactic, Trump and his team's efforts haven't worked, as polls continue to show Trump losing. Biden hasn't taken the bait, leaving Trump to ramble about mental fitness in ways that folks online question as an indication that he's the one that is losing it.
See the comments below:
Person Woman Man Camera TV: The Donald Trump Story https://t.co/FoGXtwohSG— James Poniewozik (@James Poniewozik) 1595472458.0
Maybe he'll bring a psychiatrist to the next Covid-19 "briefing" show. https://t.co/mlpwriNiBY— PETER MAER (@PETER MAER) 1595471619.0
Person— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell) 1595470425.0
Woman— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell) 1595470459.0
Man— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell) 1595470506.0
Camera— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell) 1595470514.0
TV?— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell) 1595470518.0
person, woman, man, camera, TV. https://t.co/wItQLcQd37— Philippe Reines (@Philippe Reines) 1595471073.0
Good Lord. Trump can’t remember the name of the test he took to test his memory. https://t.co/favlh2Qpdc— stuart stevens (@stuart stevens) 1595471267.0
@PreetBharara https://t.co/gQwbfK71UU— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project) 1595470297.0
By "mesmerizing" you mean "Sweet baby Jesus he has the codes to the nuclear arsenal." https://t.co/tR38xNer5p— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson) 1595471039.0
@bad_takes Next we'll hear about how he aced the "very difficult" puzzle https://t.co/QCfXh7EW61— Lachness Monster (@Lachness Monster) 1595470159.0
Narcissist. Psychopath. Ignoramus. Incompetent. Trump. https://t.co/chHO2B4xYZ— George Conway (@George Conway) 1595469302.0
Very stable genius https://t.co/FbI4u2lu9H— Kathryn Watson (@Kathryn Watson) 1595468656.0
Trump: "Person, woman, man, camera, TV." America: "Constitution, 25th Amendment, invoke, remove, goodbye."— Bill Kristol (@Bill Kristol) 1595468895.0
Two important questions: 1. How big were the letters on the sign Kayleigh McAnany was holding off camera? 2. Did… https://t.co/GNGeGhPoli— Philippe Reines (@Philippe Reines) 1595469197.0
A few observations from someone who has sadly had to sit through these tests with my mom a lot over the past few ye… https://t.co/rINxkMLb40— Jessica Taylor (@Jessica Taylor) 1595469680.0
“I’m cognitively there” https://t.co/Hk4ZFUhatA— Philip Rucker (@Philip Rucker) 1595469791.0
If your grandfather talked like this, you’d take away his car keys and not let him near a stove. https://t.co/Ed06EKppDU— Ron Fournier (@Ron Fournier) 1595469911.0
Extra points=double ice cream https://t.co/BkT9fe9Jkp— Mark Joyella 🏳️🌈 (@Mark Joyella 🏳️🌈) 1595472496.0