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Trump Got A Perfect Score On A Cognitive Assessment Test

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Trump Got A Perfect Score On A Cognitive Assessment Test
The Montreal Cognitive Assessment screens for mild cognitive dysfunction. A score of 26 and above (out of 30) is considered normal.
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President Donald Trump requested he do something a little different for his annual exam: a cognitive assessment.

"We did do a cognitive assessment as part of the exam, and initially I had no intention of including a cognitive assessment in this exam," Dr. Ronny Jackson said on Tuesday. "Because to be honest with you, per all the guidelines that are out there, it's just not indicated at this time."

The test given was the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, or MoCA. It's designed to quickly screen for mild cognitive dysfunction and is typically administered to older adults. The test takes around 10 minutes and questions evaluate things like attention, concentration and memory.

Jackson, the White House physician, said Tuesday that Trump scored a perfect 30 out of 30 on the test. A score of 26 and above is considered normal, and this means the president likely doesn't have Parkinson's disease or dementia.

The MoCA test, however, doesn't screen for every mental illness, and it doesn't gauge intelligence or genius.

Jackson said Trump "actively asked" him for the cognitive exam so he could put to rest speculation over his mental fitness.