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President Trump Made a 100 on His Cognitive Test, Can You?

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As of the release of Michael Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury,” the media has gone nuts with the narrative of President Donald Trump’s mental health. More specifically, they have repeatedly called into question his mental ability to be the commander in chief of the United States armed forces.

As a result, Trump decided to silence all of his critics and take a voluntary Montreal Cognitive Assessment during his medical exam at the White House last week.

According to the U.K. Sun, the exam is a 30-question test designed to “assess attention, memory, concentration, orientation, visual skills, calculations and executive functions.” The questions on the test may seem relatively easy for most people, but for those with dementia, as MSNBC host Joe Scarborough has suggested Trump has, these questions would be very difficult.

The results? The president scored a 100 percent on the exam — a perfect score. According to the Sun, Trump’s doctor said he scored a perfect 30 for 30 where is anything above 26 is considered “normal.”

So, hopefully, we can all stop hearing about whether or not Trump is mentally fit to serve as President of the United States. Again, that’s a hopeful statement, because I don’t see the mainstream media stopping their narrative any time soon.

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In fact, New York Magazine was so upset about the results, it threw a temper tantrum and released an article titled, “Fine, Trump Doesn’t Have Dementia. He’s Just a Moron.”

Sheesh. Get over yourselves already.

So, the big question, is can you score a 100 just like the president did? Here are questions on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment.

Section 1 – Visuospatial / Executive (5 Points)

Task 1 – You must match the five numbers 1-5 with the five letters A-E in ascending order. For example pairing 1 with A, 2 with B, etc.

Task 2 – You must draw an exact replica of the cube in the space next to it.

Task 3 – You must draw a clock with all of its numbers, and the time must be 10 minutes past 11.

Section 2 – Naming (3 Points)

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Task – You must name each animal pictured above. You get one point for every one named correctly.

Section 3 – Memory (No points are awarded, but you will be deducted points for each missing word)

Task – You must read the list of words and repeat them 2 times. Then, you must recall the words after 5 minutes.

Section 4 – Attention (6 Points)

Task 1 – You have to repeat the list of digits in forward order, then another list in backward order.

Task 2 – You have to read the list of letters and tap your hand every time you get to an “A.”

Task 3 – Starting at 100, you must count down by subtracting by seven every time until the examiner tells you to stop. You start at 100, then must count down by subtracting seven every time, until the examiner tells you to stop, ie: “93, 86, 79, 72, 65 …”

Section 5 – Language (3 Points)

Task 1 – You must repeat the two statements.

Task 2 – You must name the maximum number of words in one minute that begin with the letter F.

Section 6 – Abstraction (2 Points)

Task – You must describe what certain pairs of words have in common. For example, an orange and a banana are both fruits.

One point is given for each of the last two pairs.

Section 7 – Delayed Recall (5 Points)

Task – You must recall the words you heard earlier – face, velvet, church, daisy, red.

One point is granted for each word remembered.

Section 8 – Orientation (6 Points)

Task – You must give the present date, month and year, and the name of the place you are in as well as the city.

One point is given for each correct answer.

So, how well do you think you would do? Again, these questions certainly aren’t the most difficult in the world, but for someone with dementia, they would be quite difficult.

Liberals, can we please just put an end to the mental health debate? There are far more important things to worry about.

Of course, if you’re the mainstream media, you don’t really know how to report real news, so maybe we’re stuck with hearing about Trump’s mental health for the rest of his Presidency.

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Steven is a former writer for The Western Journal and has written hundreds of stories for both Western Journal and Conservative Tribune. He is a follower of Jesus, husband to an amazing wife and father to two beautiful girls.
Steven is a former writer for the Western Journal and has written dozens of stories for both Western Journal and Conservative Tribune. Steven is a native of Louisiana but has transferred to a remote desert land often referred to as Arizona. He has a beautiful wife and two amazing daughters. You can often find him hiking the Arizona landscape or serving on the worship team at his church.
Birthplace
Shreveport, LA
Education
B.S. Church Ministries with a specialization in Church Planting and Revitalization
Location
Phoenix, AZ
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Culture, Faith




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