President Trump challenges his own secretary of state to compare "IQ tests"

12 October, 2017, 00:46 | Author: Ora Austin
  • President Trump speaks with reporters outside the White House prior to his departure aboard Marine One on Oct. 7 2017. During the exchange President Trump called NBC News

President Donald Trump weighed in again on an NBC report that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called him a "moron" - and suggested an IQ test.

"American Mensa would be happy to hold a testing session for President Trump and Secretary Tillerson", said Mensa spokesman Charles Brown.

"I think it's fake news", said Trump of the reported "moron" quip. "And I can tell you who is going to win", Trump said.

Enter Mensa, which told The Hill it is standing by to put the president's mental mettle to the test.

Both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were reportedly furious about the report.

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Meanwhile, Mr Trump has repeatedly undercut Mr Tillerson's statements on some of America's most sensitive national security challenges, including Iran and North Korea, calling it as waste of time.

Trump on Saturday denied a frayed relationship with Tillerson but said he sometimes wishes Tillerson would be "tougher".

Naming former President Clinton's experience as a Rhodes Scholar, Jimmy Carter's work as a nuclear engineer and George H.W. Bush's time as a military pilot, Brown told us, "Each could have encountered standardized academic tests (LSAT, GMAT, Miller Analogies), where qualifying scores would have propelled them into Mensa".

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