“The interesting thing is I’ve looked at it, it’s not a particularly easy test, is it?” Sean Hannity asked.
“No, it’s not,” insisted Jackson, who was Trump’s White House physician.
In reality, the test is designed to be easy ― it’s to check for signs of cognitive decline, not intelligence ― and the doctor who invented it has said as much.
“It is supposed to be easy for someone who has no cognitive impairment,” Dr. Dr. Ziad Nasreddine told MarketWatch in 2020.
But Jackson didn’t let that stop him from bragging about how Trump did on the test, while calling President Joe Biden “an angry, confused old man.”
Another sign Trump is better, he said, is that the ex-president is (slightly) younger and can talk on and on:
Jackson was in the White House medical office for three presidents, but is perhaps best remembered for his wild pronouncements when serving as physician to Trump, such as claiming he could live to 200.
Now, he’s boasting of Trump’s ability to speak for two hours as a qualification for office and evidence of cognitive health.
Critics were quick to point out that while Trump can ― and sometimes does ― speak for hours, those speeches are often lengthy and unfocused grievance sessions where he jumps from topic to topic.