Donald Trump has said he found a cognitive test which requires the identification of common animals and sums such as subtracting seven from 100 was “very hard”.
Host Chris Wallace then revealed he too had taken the exam and it was “not the hardest” as one part simply required identifying a drawing of an elephant as an elephant.
"I took the [cognitive] test too, when I heard you passed it. It's not the hardest test. It shows a picture and it says, 'what's that,' and it's an elephant." -- Chris Wallace pushes back on Trump hyping the cognitive test he passed at Walter Reed pic.twitter.com/8Df8Ez10Ma— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 19, 2020
Trump hit back: “Nah, nah, nah, that’s all misrepresentation. Because yes, the first few questions are easy but I bet you couldn’t even answer the last five questions.
“They get very hard, the last five questions.”
To which Wallace responded: “Well one of them was ‘count back from 100 by seven’.
Undeterred, Trump said he could “guarantee you Joe Biden couldn’t answer those questions”, before proudly adding: “And I answered all 25 questions correctly.”
Trump was referencing the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, and while the actual questions differ slightly, the following is a representative example.
The last question on this example of the test, which Trump said was “very hard” ones, is “where are you right now and what is the date?”
During the same interview, Trump also suggested he will not accept the result of November’s US presidential election if he loses to Biden.
He also repeated his claim that coronavirus will “disappear”, saying: “I’ll be right eventually. I will be right eventually.
“You know I said, ‘It’s going to disappear.’ I’ll say it again.”
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