To the Editor,
Mr. Trump passed his cognitive test a few weeks ago. He was pretty proud of this. Aced it. Nailed it. He would have gotten an A if they gave out grades. Unfortunately it’s a pass/fail test. But, let’s give him an A anyway. Didn’t need to pay anyone to take the test for him. Didn’t need to study in advance.
According to Mr. Trump, he correctly said: Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.
Cognitive tests are used to determine cognitive ability and can be one indicator of dementia.
I wonder if he used a mnemonic device – you know, one of those memory tricks.
Let’s see – A man is a person. A woman is a person. You need a camera for TV.
No brainer. Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV. “It was easy,” Trump said.
Yes, pretty easy when you break it down; kind of a softball test in retrospect. He is a self-described stable genius, so you would have thought the test would be more challenging, more presidential.
How about these five words: Fascist. Misogynist. Racist. Narcissist. Classless. Tester: “Can you recall them Mr. Trump?”
Or how about naming these five Trump cabinet felons from memory: Cohen. Stone. Flynn. Manafort. Gates. Tester: “Do you know these people?” Mr. Trump.
I bet Mr. Trump would really struggle with these five attributes we expect in our leaders. Honor. Humility. Duty. Empathy. Responsibility. Tester: “Mr. Trump, take notes because these will be on your next test in November.”