With polls and projections remaining grim in the face of his pandemic and protest response, President Donald Trump's campaign is scrambling to regain its foothold against Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
As a result, Trump and his campaign have been targeting Biden's cognitive abilities, claiming that "Sleepy Joe" is too senile to be President.
At a recent press conference, a Fox News reporter asked Biden about his cognitive ability, to which he replied:
"I can hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I'm running against."
Biden's resolve hasn't discouraged Trump from using the talking point. Trump even challenged Biden to take a cognitive test—one that Trump says he "aced."
He cannot pass the test I “aced”. He should give it a try!!! https://t.co/4U6pny2D6y— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1593746718.0
The President repeated that talking point in an interview with one of his most vocal supporters: far-Right Fox News host Sean Hannity. However, it doesn't seem to have had the effect he was hoping.
Trump on Cognitive Tests: I actually took one.. and I proved I was all there because I aced it... I took it at Wal… https://t.co/9IfWTVGHWe— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn Torabi) 1594345261.0
"[Biden] hasn't taken any cognitive tests because he couldn't pass one. I actually took one very recently. You know, the radical left was saying 'Is he all there? Is he all there?' And I proved I was all there, cause I aced it. I aced the test. And he should take the same exact test...I took it at Walter Reed Medical Center in front of doctors and they were very surprised. They said, 'That's an unbelievable thing. Rarely does anybody do what you just did."
The most recent cognitive test from Trump came from January 2018, in which the White House physician claimed he'd made a perfect score.
But the boast that doctors were "very surprised" at his score ended up being more of a self-own.
👋🏼Medical doctor here. Healthy people *should* perform well on a cognitive test. If Trump were healthy, why would h… https://t.co/JPdyEywmld— Dr. Dena Grayson (@Dr. Dena Grayson) 1594346110.0
No one: Trump: Brags that doctors were “very surprised” he passed a cognitive test https://t.co/r4oXSFDURz— Katie Hill (@Katie Hill) 1594388382.0
Trump seems to think that "the doctors were very surprised that I passed a cognitive test" is a reassuring statemen… https://t.co/c8u2ntafD1— Ashton Pittman (@Ashton Pittman) 1594351022.0
Others jokingly imagined how the test actually went.
Trump passed his cognitive test at Walter Reed. The Doctors put it on a table and he walked right past it.— JeremyNewberger (@JeremyNewberger) 1594347453.0
Trump assured Hannity of his cognitive abilities hours after a morning Twitter meltdown in response to the Supreme Court rulings on his taxes.