"I remember the last time Pres Trump was boasting about passing a cognitive test, the test was made available and to my eyes it looked like a 10-year-old could pass it."
Of course. What 10 yr old has Alzheimers?
#15 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE AT 2020-07-10 12:42 PM | REPLY
I saw the test when it was news after he took it a year or so ago, and seriously it looked like something from a placemat at a kid's restaurant. Proud he aced it? Okay, so he can't use Dementia or Alzheimer's as a legal defense for his crimes. According to his niece, who would know since she's a psychologist, he has a serious learning disability that keeps him from reading. You see the teleprompter speeches, every time it's like he's a 2nd grader reading a pop-up book, small words, short sentences and serious stumbles as he guesses at words every minute or so.
I had dyslexia when I was young that delayed my reading through 3rd grade. I recall in about third grade my mother gave me an age appropriate book, it was called "Stories for Boys," and asked me to read from it. I was guessing at every few words. At that point she recognized that my acting up in class wasn't hyperactivity, it was because I couldn't do the work. When I discovered I loved comic books, she bought me all that I could read. She spent hours with me on flash cards and other reading drills. She pulled me out of Catholic school (much to the chagrin of my father and his side of the family) and put me in public school. In 4th grade I went into a remedial program, and by seventh grade I was reading at a 10th grade level (thank you Miss Taylor). Thanks to my mother spotting it early and caring enough to take the appropriate steps, she helped me to overcome my learning disability which made me a lifelong reader and writer and the proud holder of an MA degree.
45 has a very strong and powerful 200 word vocabulary because he doesn't read. Reading is a vocabulary builder. On top of the learning disability, he's also stupid, mean, narcissistic and paranoid, which is a really bad combination for somebody who is supposedly leading the strongest nation on the planet.