Trump challenges Tillerson to battle of IQ tests over reported 'moron' jab

Rex Tillerson addresses rumors on quitting

In an interview with Forbes published Tuesday, Trump dismissed the story as false, and offered a solution.

United States President Donald Trump has said he still has confidence in Rex Tillerson, but only after suggesting he was smarter than his own Secretary of State by challenging him to an IQ test. "But if he did that, I guess we'll have to compare IQ tests", Trump told Forbes in an interview conducted late last week.

Every meeting between Trump and Tillerson at this point are high-stakes affairs given their extremely fraught relationship. Tillerson scores 120, while Trump's is just a crudely done kid's drawing of the president in a truck.

NBC News broke the story last week that Tillerson openly called the president a moron, leading to a weird press conference in which Tillerson said Trump "is smart" and announced that he wasn't quitting.

The "world's oldest worldwide IQ society" offered its services after the USA president responded to claims that Tillerson had called him a "f--ing moron".

Trump says he listens to everyone "but ultimately my attitude is the one that matters".

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.

Most recently, Republican Senator Bob Corker compared the Trump White House to an "adult day care center" where aides constantly work to keep Trump from bumbling, possibly into World War III. "I'm not undermining. I think I'm actually strengthening authority".

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