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Trump challenges Biden to take cognitive exam

Trump, on Monday, rejected speculation from campaign of Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis about his health, asserting that his references to Biden as "Obama" was a sarcastic derision of the commander-in-chief's alleged lack of independence.

Published: November 27, 2023 3:24pm

Updated: November 27, 2023 3:45pm

Former President Donald Trump on Monday challenged President Joe Biden to take a cognitive exam amid mounting speculation about his age and fitness for office.

Earlier in November, Trump's doctor issued the former president a clean bill of health and touted his cognitive results, saying "[h]is physical exams were well within the normal range and his cognitive exams were exceptional."

Trump, on Monday, rejected speculation from campaign of Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis about his health, asserting that his references to Biden as "Obama" was a sarcastic derision of the commander-in-chief's alleged lack of independence.

"Whenever I sarcastically insert the name Obama for Biden as an indication that others may actually be having a very big influence in running our Country, Ron DeSanctimonious and his failing campaign apparatus, together with the Democrat’s Radical Left 'Disinformation Machine,' go wild saying that 'Trump doesn’t know the name of our President, (CROOKED!) Joe Biden. He must be cognitively impaired,'" Trump posted on Truth Social. "No, I know both names very well, never mix them up, and know that they are destroying our Country. Also, and as reported, I just took a cognitive test as part of my Physical Exam, and ACED it."

"Also ACED (a perfect score!) one taken while in the White House. Biden should take one so we can determine why he wants Open Borders, No Energy Independence, A Woke Military, High Inflation, No Voter I.D., Men playing In Women’s Sports, Only Electric Cars & Trucks, A Weaponized DOJ/FBI, and so many other CRAZY things!!!" he concluded.

Biden, 81, has faced mounting scrutiny over his fitness for office due to alleged cognitive decline. His habit of telling seemingly non-sequitur anecdotes to relate to his audiences and penchant for making gaffes have driven much of this speculation.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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