Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, turned 78 yesterday. Reflecting on his age, Trump said, “There’s a point where you don’t want to hear ‘Happy Birthday.’ You simply want to pretend the day does not exist.” This sentiment raises questions about his mental capacity, which will be important in the 2024 presidential election.

Both Trump’s and his opponent, President Joe Biden’s ages have become focal points in the election. At 78, Trump would be the oldest president at his inauguration, surpassing Biden’s record of 78 years and 61 days. This milestone has raised questions about his ability to serve as president.

As the election season develops, issues about the ages and mental health of both Joe Biden and Donald Trump are certain to continue. It’s unclear whether this will influence both candidates’ campaigns.

Joe Biden and Donald Trump should undergo comprehensive health exams and cognitive tests conducted by an independent hospital and doctors. Both candidates should use the same independent hospital and doctors, such as the Cleveland Clinic, and the results should be disclosed to the public.

Cognition is the brain’s ability to process information from the senses. It involves intellectual activities such as:

Understanding and using language
Paying attention
Making decisions

Although this probably will never happen, it should, because we are dealing with presidential candidates who will be leading the most important and powerful country in the world.