Wednesday, January 17, 2018

What Does Trump's Score On Cognitive Test Mean?

Donald Trump got a perfect score by answering 30 out of 30 questions correctly on the Montreal Cognitive test.  Donald Trump Jr. is now bragging about his score by equating the Montreal Cognitive test to an intelligence test. His father is making similar claims.  This article provides an example of the questions on the Montreal test as well as the real purpose of the test.  Trump's score on the test indicates that he does not have dementia, which is what the test is used to determine.  The test is typically used to screen for Alzheimer's disease and for Parkinson's disease.  The test does not demonstrate that Trump is fit for the presidency.  That is determined by how he has performed his duties since assuming the presidency.  He has failed miserably at that test.  Moreover, the Montreal test is not used to screen for personality disorders such as narcissism.  We really don't need to test Trump for narcissism.  There could not be a better textbook example of narcissism than Donald Trump. He has aced that test by his performance in office and by how he has conducted himself for most of his life.

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