I really didn't want to give this a new thread, but couldn't find a logical place to put it.
DJT claims on Hannity to have taken a cognitive abilities test (in 2018) and apparently he really impressed the doctors!
"I actually took one when I, uh, very recently, when I was, uh, when I was — you know the radical left was saying, ‘Is he all there? Is he all there?’ And I proved I was all there ‘cause I aced it, I aced the test, and he should take the same exact test (Biden), a very standard test at Walter Reed Medical Center. I took it in front of doctors, and they were very surprised. They said, ‘That’s an unbelievable thing, very rarely do people do what you just did.’"
The test he took apparently was the Montreal Cognitive Assessment. This is a test for dementia. It is effective as a screener for dementia or the possibility of Alzheimer's or Parkinson's where they'd be looking for early signs of cognitive impairment. A non-passing score on the MoCA leads to more precise testing.
Trump is very proud of "Acing" a test that is a simple screener for dementia. The reality is that most people who take it do "Ace" it -- as 26/30 is considered the cut-off for concern. https://www.parkinsons.va.gov/resources/MOCA-Test-English.pdf
Look at it and you'll see. It is remarkably easy for a reason. If you don't score extremely well, it is an indicator that there is something wrong with your cognitive ability.
That Trump would brag about this and, OF COURSE, lie about it ("They said, that's an unbelievable thing, very rarely do people do what you just did"), is really just frightening. Actually, whenever a person without impairment takes this screener, they do extremely well. If Trump had missed a single point on this, it would have been a concern.
I'm not saying Biden should take it -- but truth be told if he didn't score perfectly on it, it would actually be concerning. I suppose it's not really a risk for Biden to take it -- it's one of many attempts Trump will make in the next 4 months to goad Biden.