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For reasons not yet clear – an undisclosed stroke? – President Trump has undergone not one but two cognitive tests at Walter Reed Army Hospital. While these examinations are not exactly challenging to anyone with a working brain, Trump can't help bragging how well he did. (He says Joe Biden "should take the same exact test," although nobody sees any need for that.)

And now comedian Sarah Cooper has immortalized Trump's boasting in "How to cognitive," a TikTok lip-sync video that once again forces us to ask: WTF?

It's funny, it's pithy, and it's got cool art direction. Yeah, she's still brilliant.

Just click.

Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks

As I write, it's impossible to guess how this sitcom ends. Boss Trump's comic opera coup attempt has clearly failed, as even Emily Murphy, the hapless head of the General Services Administration was forced to concede. Once Pennsylvania and Michigan certified that Trump had lost both states, she really had no choice. The formal transition to Joe Biden's presidency has begun.

President Putin will be disappointed. Discrediting democracy is Job One for the Russian dictator. Peddling phony claims about voter fraud and election rigging is right out of the Kremlin playbook. It's become unfashionable to say so, but that's the biggest reason Putin invested in Trump to begin with.

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