790 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 78 PART 5 SEPTEMBER 2020
Donkeys are of the species Perissodactylous ungulates. Others include horses
and mules. Elephants are of the species Elephantidae, which includes
African, Indian, Asian, Bornean and Sri Lankan elephants.
David A. Hobbs was reappointed as a member and designated chair of the
Health Professions Review Board for a term ending February 23, 2026.
On July 19, 2020, Chris Wallace of Fox News interviewed President Trump.
The rather remarkable interview included the following exchange:
WALLACE: But I’ve got to tell you, if I may, sir, respectfully, in the Fox
poll, they asked people, who is more competent? Who’s got—whose mind
is sounder? Biden beats you in that.
TRUMP: Well, I’ll tell you what, let’s take a test. Let’s take a test right now.
Let’s go down, Joe, and I will take a test. Let him take the same test that
WALLACE: Incidentally, I took the test too when I heard that you passed
TRUMP: Yeah, how did you do?
WALLACE: It’s not—well it’s not the hardest test. They have a picture and
it says, “What’s that?” and it’s an elephant.
TRUMP: No, no, no ... You see, that’s all misrepresentation.
WALLACE: Well, that’s what it was on the web.
TRUMP: It’s all misrepresentation. Because, yes, the first few questions
are easy, but I’ll bet you couldn’t even answer the last five questions. I’ll
bet you couldn’t, they get very hard, the last five questions.
WALLACE: Well, one of them was count back from 100 by seven.
TRUMP: Let me tell you ...
TRUMP: ... you couldn’t answer—you couldn’t answer many of the questions.
WALLACE: OK, what’s the question?
TRUMP: I’ll get you the test. I’d like to give it. I’ll guarantee you that Joe
Biden could not answer those questions.
TRUMP: OK. And I answered all 35 questions correctly.
In 1862, President Lincoln politely declined the King of Siam’s offer of “a
stock from which a supply of elephants might be raised on our own soil”,
noting that while otherwise welcome, “our political jurisdiction … does not
reach a latitude so low as to favor the multiplication of the elephant, and
steam on land, as well as on water, has been our best and most efficient
agent of transportation in internal commerce.”