Former President Donald Trump recently stated that “anybody” running for president should take mental and physical tests, so people can see if Trump has dementia or cognitive decline before he potentially becomes President again.
Donald Trump opens up on the matter
This comes after Nikki Haley took a swing at both Trump and President Joe Biden. She suggested that mental competency tests should be conducted for politicians over the age of 75.
“ANYBODY running for the Office of President of the United States should agree to take a full & complete Mental Competency Test simultaneously (or before!) with the announcement that he or she is running, & likewise, but to a somewhat lesser extent, agree to a test which would prove that you are physically capable of doing the job,” Trump wrote on Truth Social on Tuesday morning.
“Being an outstanding President requires great mental acuity & physical stamina. If you don’t have these qualities or traits, it is likely you won’t succeed. MAGA!” he added.
After issuing an announcement video, Ms Haley, the former South Carolina governor and Trump administration ambassador to the UN, spoke about her 2024 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on 15 February at a rally in her home state.
“In the America I see, the permanent politician will finally retire,” the 51-year-old said, per Politico. “We’ll have term limits for Congress. And mandatory mental competency tests for politicians over 75 years old.”