The Question of a Cognitive Test for Biden: Is it Really Necessary?

Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, maintains that President Joe Biden should not undergo a cognitive test as he demonstrates his abilities in his daily work. During a White House press briefing, Jean-Pierre was asked about the possibility of adding a cognitive test to Biden’s annual physical, given concerns about his mental acuity. Her response was that the President proves his capabilities on a daily basis, emphasizing the difficult decisions he makes as evidence of his mental fitness. When pressed again on the cognitive test, Jean-Pierre defended Biden, stating that he is sharp and on top of things, based on her personal experience working with him.

Critics, however, point to several instances where President Biden appeared to struggle with his memory, including references to conversations with deceased world leaders and comments about individuals who had passed away. Some social media users argue that Biden’s refusal to take a cognitive test is an admission of a problem similar to a person refusing a breathalyzer test during a DWI stop. Concerns about his mental and physical health have been raised in various polls, with three-quarters of voters expressing worries about President Biden’s well-being. If Biden were to be re-elected, he would be close to 90 years old at the end of a second term, raising concerns about his ability to lead effectively.

It is worth noting that Former President Donald Trump took the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and claims to have “aced” the test. He is reported to have taken a cognitive test, and this has led some to question why President Biden has not done the same.