President Donald Trump once again bragged about passing a cognitive test, then went into detail about how he amazed his doctors by remembering five words in order.
Experts say the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) test is supposed to be easy, as it is not a measure of intelligence but rather a way to look for signs of cognitive impairment.
“The first questions are very easy,” he said. “The last questions are much more difficult. Like a memory question.”
Trump described being asked to repeat five words: person, woman, man, camera, TV, then being asked to recall those words a few minutes later and saying that he repeated them in order.
“They said nobody gets it in order. It’s actually not that easy, but for me it was easy,” Trump said. “That’s not an easy question.”
He said the doctors were so impressed they told him so ― right in the middle of the test.
“They say, ‘That’s amazing. How did you do that?’ I do it because I have, like, a good memory,” he said. “Because I’m cognitively there.”
Trump’s unusual boast led to a lot of discussion on Twitter... much of it centered on “person, woman, man, camera, TV,” as well as his rather lengthy explanation of the test, which is included in the clips below:
I've never been moved to change my twitter "name" until now.— Person Woman Man Camera TV (@ClaraJeffery) July 23, 2020
Imagine explaining to yourself, on the day that Obama was elected, that the next president would brag on national television that he was able to remember five words in order.— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) July 23, 2020
these are the saddest of possible words— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) July 23, 2020
person woman man camera tv
trio of bear cubs and fleeter than birds
person woman man camera tv
Listen, I’m not saying that I am THE smartest songwriter but... person woman man camera tv 😎— FINNEAS (@finneas) July 23, 2020
Person, woman, man, camera, tv? https://t.co/poPc7PMXaw— THERE IS NO NEW TONE (@PhoBu3) July 23, 2020
Experts say the president’s fixation on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment is particularly puzzling because the test is normally administered only if someone is concerned that they or their loved ones may be experiencing dementia or other cognitive decline. @AshleyRParker https://t.co/QVxBQESpGe— Chris Jansing (@ChrisJansing) July 23, 2020
It’s pretty clear he couldn’t remember the actual ones on his test and was naming things in front of him like a bit in a comedy where a dude vamps a fictitious Mister Toastjuice on a call during breakfast. pic.twitter.com/MZUEYnzVOt— Schooley (@Rschooley) July 23, 2020
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.