dementia Joe Biden.
In a brief exchange with Errol Barnett from CBS News, former Vice President Joe Biden was asked if he had taken a cognitive test. It’s a reasonable question to ask a man who is running for President and will turn 78 before Inauguration Day.
President Trump was the oldest President to take office at the age of 70, and he has willingly taken a cognitive test. Joe Biden, who is a few years older than President Trump, has refused to take a cognitive test. President Trump is reported to have had a perfect score on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). Recently, the doctor that created MoCA told CNN’s Erin Burnett that only 10% of healthy individuals can manage to get 30 out of 30 as Trump did.
In 2018, bolstered by President Trump’s claim that he is a “very stable genius” and some leaked questions from the cognitive ability test, which made it seem like a cake-walk, some smug reporters decided to take the test themselves to prove that it wasn’t so difficult.
Do you think Cubans are fighting for healthcare or freedom from Communism?
Dementia Joe has been making more mistakes than he has in the past, his staffers continue to cut short interviews, and most likely voters think that he’s in some sort of cognitive decline. Yet Biden is still refusing to take a cognitive test to put the rumors of his mental decline to rest.
When Barnett asks Biden if he’s taken any cognitive assessment, Biden’s response clearly demonstrated that he needs to take one. It’s bizarre, and he stumbles over his words at the end.
BIDEN: No, I haven’t taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? C’mon man! That’s like saying you before you got in this program if you take a test where you’re taking cocaine or not, what do you think, hunh? Are you a junkie?
Nice and sensitive question by Jim Crow Joe–asking the Black guy if he is a junkie. I believe his liberal buddies would call that a dog whistle.
BARNETT: What do you say to President Trump who brags about his test and makes your mental state an issue for voters?
BIDEN: (laughs) Well, if he can’t figure out the difference between an elephant and a lion, I don’t know what the hell he’s talking about. Did you watch that–look, c’mon man. I know you’re trying to goad me but I mean, I’m so forward-looking to have an opportunity to sit with the President or stand with the President and debates. There’s gonna be plenty of time, and by the way, as I joke with him, you know–I shouldn’t say. I’m gonna say something that I probably shouldn’t say. Anyway, I am, ah, I am very willing to let the American public judge my physical mental fill–my physical as well as mental fill–fitness.
BIDEN: "No, I haven't taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? C'mon man. That's like saying you, before you got in this program, if you take a test where you're taking cocaine or not, what do you think huh? Are you a junkie?" pic.twitter.com/f6UMPJq381
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) August 5, 2020
Joe Biden has been very open that he had a stutter when he was younger, and it still occasionally pops up as it did in that interview, but some of that was clearly not due to a stutter. Did he lose his train of thought? Perhaps he’s suffering some cognitive decline or is suffering from withdrawal. After all, he hasn’t smelled a young girl’s hair in public for a month or two.
And then there’s the bizarre statement about Trump not being able to tell the difference between an elephant and a lion. That’s a reference to a specific question on the test. But there’s no elephant in the test. There’s a rhino, a lion, and a camel, per the NY Times. (Note: that’s not the same kind of Rino as Mitt Romney). Does Biden know the difference between an elephant and a rhino? Besides, despite Biden’s claim–Trump got that fundamental question correct, along with the more challenging ones.
Biden’s anger at being asked the question is also concerning. As Barnett stated in the interview, like it or not, Joe Biden’s cognitive ability is an election issue. It seems so obvious that he’s losing it, especially to people who have seen loved ones suffer from dementia. All Joe has to do is take a short test and put the issue to bed. To paraphrase what Biden once whispered to Obama, it’s not a big f***ing deal. But he won’t do it. Why not?
Most likely, Biden won’t take a cognitive ability test because it’s pretty clear to everyone paying attention that Joe Biden isn’t as sharp as he used to be, and he wasn’t that sharp back then.
My Buddy Ed Morrissey has more on Biden’s cognitive test answer here at Hot Air.
“Alone. Hiding. Diminished.”
Sounds like Joe Biden!
— Jake Schneider (@jacobkschneider) August 5, 2020
Much of this post was first seen at Clash Daily.
dementia Joe Biden
dementia Joe Biden