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The only problem? Anyone over the age of 6 could perform it admirably. The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) was administered by physician Dr. Ronnie Jackson at the president’s behest. It’s not a measure of intelligence but rather tests cognitive decline, looking for signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Here, however, is a sample from the test.
From the section’s instructions.
Administration: Beginning on the left, the examiner points to each figure and says: “Tell me the name of this animal.”
Scoring: One point is given for each of the following responses: (1) lion (2) rhinoceros or rhino (3) camel or dromedary.
So it appears the test we are now using as a barometer for if the president has the mental acuity to authorize nuclear strikes is whether he can successfully comprehend the plot of Goodnight Gorilla without being hopelessly befuddled.
I, for one, feel comforted.
Easy as that question is, it’s the clock one that has the internet demanding proof.
The president was graded on the shape of his clock, as well as the accuracy of its hands. And people want to see it.
Apparently one of the parts of that mental test Trump took is to draw a clock face. Please tell me there is video. I must see the world's biggest 5 year old draw a clock. Haha.— The Wonderbeard Show (@WonderbeardShow) January 17, 2018
I really want to see the clock that Trump drew for his mental status exam— Balki Bartokomous (@wargote4) January 16, 2018
All I want is to see the clock Trump drew for his brain test— Melissa Dahl (@melissadahl) January 16, 2018
The clock crowd is already the second truther movement started by Trump’s physical.
You can see the full MoCA here.
David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]