Donald Trump’s one-time personal lawyer Michael Cohen was re-claimed by his former boss on Sunday that he conducted an intelligence test at the White House that was actually an evaluation to check for cognitive impairment.
And that was one of the “stupid, stupid” things Trump said at a political rally in Ohio on Saturday, a revived Cohen complained in a video by Midas Touch PAC.
Trump told the crowd that he took the 2018 test to prove he was more intelligent than a “radical leftist.”
As repeatedly explained in the media, this was actually a Montreal Cognitive Assessment, designed to detect things like early signs of dementia – not intelligence. The questions are simple, and ask whether the test subject can identify, for example, a camel, and remember five words—in Trump’s case, “person, woman, man, camera, TV”—which he Demonstrated that he can do it on TV.
Cohen mocks Trump’s five words and how wonderful it is to recite them.
“The only people who are amazed are you, you and you,” he said. Yet “nobody really called you out on this.”
If Trump has such an impressive IQ, Cohen wondered, why did he have to write letters to all of Trump’s schools warning him not to release his grades or test scores?
Cohen also asked why people still go to Trump’s rallies. “Is this a crap show to watch? Joker to see Carnival Barker?” He asked.
Cohen ended with an appeal for everyone to vote.
“I know that man better than everyone else, and rest assured, this man is not in the White House,” he said.
Trump bragged about his intelligence in the same speech in which he forgot the name of his new social media platform, calling it “Truth Sensational.”
He got it later, but it was the kind of gaffe that was shouting for Joe Biden’s resignation at the behest of the president.
Here’s how Trump conducted his test: