Perhaps you’ve heard that Trump has been bragging about acing the Montreal Cognitive Assessment during his recent yearly physical at Walter Reed Medical Center.
He’s spoken about it during at least two television interviews and during at least three press conferences.
Let’s put aside the fact that Trump is bragging about doing well on a test designed to diagnose, among other things, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and schizophrenia, and that doing well on the test simply means that you are very unlikely to have any of those conditions.
That alone illustrated – quite clearly – Trump’s degree of insecurity, neediness, and utter cluelessness.
He sounds like a sad, little boy, pleading for praise and desperate for attention, every time he brings it up.
But I was curious. How difficult is this test?
In order to determine the Montreal Cognitive Assessment’s degree of difficulty, I administered it to my 11 year-old daughter, Clara, yesterday.
Clara scored 27 out of 30. She lost points for not knowing the date (in the midst of her summer vacation) and reversing the order of words on the memory portion of the test.
That’s it. She answered every other question correctly, including identifying zoo animals, repeating sentences and strings of numbers and letters in various ways, counting back from 100 by 7, drawing a cube, and correctly identifying the year.
Trump reportedly scored a 30 out of 30. If this is even true, he did a little bit better than an 11 year-old girl.
I’d like to think that Clara’s test results indicate a high degree of intelligence, but instead, I think the results indicate two things:
- Clara is very unlikely to have Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and schizophrenia. BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT THE TEST IS DESIGNED TO DO.
- Donald Trump’s feelings of inadequacy, neediness, and sadness know no bounds.