Looks like Joe Biden has indeed been given a cognitive test, and we know that he must have done poorly. His strange comment about the “difference between an elephant and a lion” is actually a quick way to assess if someone’s cognitive abilities are intact. One of the questions is: “How are a dog and a lion alike?” The “two-point” response is, ”they’re both animals,” the “one-point” response is along the lines of “they both have four legs,” or “they both have tails,” which suggests concrete thinking and some difficulty in abstract reasoning. (The “zero” response is: “they’re not alike. A dog is a dog and a lion is a lion.”) So yes, the question is lodged somewhere in his mind. Would love to hear Joe tell us how an apple and an orange are alike. C’mon, man! 🙂
Joe Biden bristled at a question about whether or not he has taken a cognitive test, asking an interviewer Tuesday morning whether he would pass a drug test and stumbling over his words several times in the course of one minute.
During an event with the National Association of Black Journalists, CBS News’ Errol Barnett asked if Biden has taken a test that would assess his mental fitness, and Biden snapped, “No, I haven’t taken a test! Why the hell would I take a test? C’mon, man!”
Biden then challenged Barnett, “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?”….
The presumptive presidential nominee went on to boast of his mental acuity and readiness to debate Trump — but stumbled with word order, word choice, and pronunciation multiple times in the same sentences….
“I am very willing to let the American people judge my physical, mental fil–my physical as well as my mental fil–fitness,” he concluded….