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Trump Claims Only 2% of People Could Pass Cognition Test

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In a recent statement, former President Donald Trump shed light on the cognitive test he underwent, challenging the public perception of its simplicity. Trump detailed various segments of the test, starting from basic animal identification to more complex tasks involving memory and arithmetic.

“The test begins simply enough, asking to identify animals like lions and sharks,” Trump explained. “However, the media only focused on these initial questions, ignoring the test’s more challenging aspects.”

Trump went on to describe how the test escalated in difficulty, involving complex calculations and memory exercises. He recounted being asked to perform mental arithmetic, such as multiplying and dividing large numbers without aid, and later recalling a sequence of unrelated items after a significant time lapse.

“These tasks are not as straightforward as they seem,” Trump stated. “Despite the media’s portrayal of these questions as elementary, the reality is that they are quite challenging.”

According to Trump, the test’s difficulty is underestimated, and he claims that a significant portion of the population, including his supporters, would find it challenging. “There’s a misconception that these are easy tasks. In reality, only about 2% of people could complete them as I did,” he asserted.

Trump expressed his frustration over the media’s portrayal of the test, emphasizing that it trivialized the cognitive challenges it presented. He criticized the media for mocking his claims about the test’s difficulty, insisting that it was a serious assessment not to be taken lightly.

The former President’s comments have sparked discussions about the nature of cognitive testing and the public’s understanding of such evaluations. Trump’s highlighting of the test’s complexity serves as a reminder of the often-overlooked intricacies involved in cognitive assessments.

Haley’s Response

Nikki Haley, former South Carolina Governor and potential 2024 presidential candidate, has indirectly questioned Donald Trump’s mental health. This move is seen as part of her strategy to position herself as a viable alternative.

For his part, Trump continues to repeat his claims that he has aced two cognitive tests, including one during his time in office and another he took more “recently.”

“I aced it twice. I aced it. But I would say that, you know, I’ve actually called for a cognitive test for anybody running for president because I actually think that’s a good idea. It’d be nice to have an intelligent person be president,” he said.

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