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Trump calls for Biden cognitive test, claims he ‘aced’ his own

By Jake Beardslee · February 29, 2024

In brief…

  • Trump called for Biden to take a cognitive test, claiming he "aced" his own tests
  • Biden underwent physical exam and was deemed "fit for duty" without a cognitive test
  • Some voters think Biden may be too old to run in 2024; Trump calls him "incompetent"
  • Trump has made verbal gaffes recently that Biden's campaign has highlighted
  • 2024 election likely to be Biden-Trump rematch
Trump challenged Biden's cognitive fitness and claimed he aced his own mental tests, while Biden was deemed healthy in a physical exam, pointing toward a 2024 rematch between the two.  Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America/Wikimedia

The likelihood of a rematch between President Biden and former President Trump in the 2024 election is growing clearer. Trump recently called for Biden to take a cognitive test, stating on Truth Social, “Crooked Joe Biden must take a Cognitive Test. Maybe that way we would be able to find out why he makes such terrible decisions.” Trump boasted “I took two of them, and ACED them both (no mistakes!).”

The former president claimed all presidents or presidential candidates “should mandatorily take this test!” Biden underwent his annual physical on Wednesday at Walter Reed Medical Center where his doctor determined he remains “fit for duty” with no major health changes in the past year. The White House said Biden did not take a cognitive test because his doctor did not deem it necessary, with press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stating “He passes a cognitive test every day as he moves from one topic to another test, understanding the granular level of these topics,” according to The Hill.

Polling has shown some voters, including Democrats, think Biden may be too old to run again in 2024. Trump, at age 77, has avoided claiming Biden is too old but has called him “incompetent.” Trump has long touted his ability to pass a dementia screening test, describing it as involving pictures of animals and objects. However, Biden’s campaign has highlighted Trump’s own verbal missteps at recent rallies. “There’s no cognitive problem,” Trump stated recently. “If there was, I’d know about it.”