Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley mentioned she sees “no cause to consider” that former President Trump wouldn’t carry out nicely on the psychological competency check that she proposed for politicians older than 75 upon launching her presidential run this week.
“I believe he did nice the final time he did it. I’ve no cause to suppose he wouldn’t do nicely this time. However I do suppose we’d like it,” Haley said in an interview on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends” on Thursday.
Haley first instructed the check throughout her rally in Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday, when she launched her 2024 presidential bid. The previous South Carolina governor is the primary main Republican candidate aside from Trump to leap within the race.
Haley additionally referred to as for establishing time period limits for members of Congress as a part of a message of pushing for a brand new technology to turn into leaders in Washington, D.C. She affirmed “new generational leadership” is required in an interview with Sean Hannity on Wednesday when he requested her about her variations with Trump.
Trump touted his success on a cognitive check throughout the 2020 presidential election.
“It was 30 or 35 questions. The primary questions are very simple. The final questions are way more troublesome. Like a reminiscence query,” Trump instructed Fox Information on the time. “It’s like, you’ll go, ‘Particular person, lady, man, digicam, TV.’ So they are saying, ‘Might you repeat that?’ So I mentioned, ‘Yeah.’ So it’s, ‘Particular person, lady, man, digicam, TV.’ OK, that’s excellent. If you happen to get it so as, you get additional factors.”
Whereas Trump emphasised the check as proof of him having a excessive IQ, consultants reportedly said it is only meant to determine if somebody has dementia or is experiencing different cognitive decline.
Haley mentioned Thursday that cognitive exams are wanted for workplaces past president, together with Congress and different elected officers.
“When folks ship somebody to Washington, they should know they’re on the prime of their recreation. That’s why I believe these competency exams are vital,” she mentioned.
Haley additionally took a dig at President Biden, saying that the nation “can’t have somebody like Joe Biden, who’s asleep on the wheel, and have China sitting there threatening us and us questioning if he really is aware of what’s occurring.”
She mentioned the competency exams usually are not about anybody individual however reasonably about “every part that’s taking place in D.C.”
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