Donald Trump has batted off claims he has dementia after bragging about his ability to remember the words ‘person,’ ‘woman,’ ‘man,’ ‘camera’ and ‘TV.’
The President of the United States, 74, shared details of a cognitive test he’d undertaken during an interview on Fox News Wednesday.
Speaking to journalist and professor of medicine Marc Siegel, Trump said: ‘It was 30 to 35 questions. The first questions are very easy. The last questions are much more difficult, like a memory question. It’s, like, you’ll go: Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV. So they’ll say, “Could you repeat that?” So I said, “Yeah. So it’s: Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.”‘
Trump continued: ‘If you get it in order you get extra points. OK, now he’s asking you other questions, other questions, and then, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes later they say, “Remember that first question, not the first, but the 10th question? Give us that again. Can you do that again?” And you go: “Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.” If you get it in order, you get extra points. They said nobody gets it in order. It’s actually not that easy, but for me it was easy.’
Trump, who famously described himself as a ‘stable genius’, insisted the test showed he has ‘a good memory’ and added ‘I am cognitively there.’ He also called on 77 year-old election rival Joe Biden, who is famed for his own blunders, to take the same test, saying of Biden’s health ‘something’s going on.’
Despite Trump’s claims that the test was difficult, its doctor creator Ziad Nasreddine told MarketWatch that the opposite is supposed to be true.
Trump has repeatedly sparked concerns over his mental wellbeing, most recently this month when he claimed Barack Obama was responsible for coronavirus testing blunders, despite Obama leaving office three and a half years ago.
Previously, Trump has been filmed struggling to lift a glass of water, walking gingerly down a ramp – and wishing his supporters a ‘beautifewel’ Christmas.
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