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Did Biden Fail an 'Initial Cognitive Intelligence Test' for Presidency?

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Published Dec. 5, 2020

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - AUGUST 20: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers his acceptance speech on the fourth night of the Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center on August 20, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. The convention, which was once expected to draw 50,000 people to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is now taking place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) (Win McNamee / Staff)
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Claim:
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden failed an initial cognitive intelligence test for the presidency.

On Dec. 3, 2020, readers inquired about a post on America’s Last Line of Defense, positing that President-elect Joe Biden had failed an initial cognitive intelligence test for the presidency:

Biden Fails Initial Cognitive Intelligence Test for Presidency

Since the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945, the Dunning-Kruger institute has been tasked with vetting the cognitive intelligence of every president-elect or incumbent to be the President of the United States. For the first time in history, the president-elect has failed that test.

The Dunning-Kruger institute was founded by Christopher Blair in 1849. Its purpose has always been to seek out truth and justice in American politics. Today, it has confirmed a truth most of America has known for a very long time: Joe Biden is not mentally fit to be President of the United States.

The test consists of 100 multiple choice and true or false questions. Biden is reported as having come in at a mere 61 percent. That’s a D- in layman’s terms. Is that truly the amount of intelligence you want running our country?

This item was not a factual recounting of real-life events. The article originated with a website that describes its output as being humorous or satirical in nature, as follows:

Everything on this website is fiction. It is not a lie and it is not fake news because it is not real. If you believe that it is real, you should have your head examined. Any similarities between this site’s pure fantasy and actual people, places, and events are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and satirical.

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