On Tuesday, physician to the president Dr. Ronny Jackson revealed the much-anticipated results of Donald Trump’s physical. So how’s the president — a 71-year-old man with a well-known love for fast food and an equally well-known hatred of exercise — doing healthwise? He’s reportedly in “excellent health,” weighs 239 pounds (a claim that already has its own truther movement), and passed a cognitive test that he insisted on taking.
If — given his sometimes slurred speech, frequent Twitter outbursts, and general presence — that last claim gives you pause, here’s the test he took and apparently scored 30 out of 30 on. It’s the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), which is frequently used as a quick way to screen for dementia, early Alzheimer’s, and other cognitive dysfunction.
It involves naming animals, drawing a clock at a certain time, and other short exercises revolving around memory, attention, and language. You can see what it looks like here.
In the interest of full transparency, the nation demands that the White House immediately release the president’s drawing of a clock.