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Trump offers to compare IQ tests with Tillerson

12 October 2017, 12:29 | Rufus Hill

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Trump tells reporters in the Oval Office that he and Tillerson "actually have a very good relationship".

Tom Friedman appeared on Morning Joe today, and he had some pointed words for Rex Tillerson following the latest news about why the secretary of state reportedly called President Trump a "moron".

Mr Tillerson has since said he never considered resigning, although he did not directly address questions regarding calling the US President a "moron" - his spokeswoman later said Mr Tillerson never used such language.

He produced two sets of IQ test results, one for Tillerson and one for Trump.

Trump issued the challenge in an interview with Forbes magazine, when asked about reports that Tillerson called him a "moron" after a classified briefing this summer.

Both Trump and Tillerson graduated from university with Bachelors of Science, majoring in economics and civil engineering respectively.

"I think it's fake news, but if he did that, I guess we'll have to compare IQ tests", Mr Trump said.

The New York Times writer was on to discuss North Korea's impact on global diplomacy, though the conversation eventually moved on to Trump's feud with Bob Corker.

But, despite trashing his secretary of state's traditional approach to diplomacy ("we can talk to them") with Twitter-threats of nuclear annihilation, Trump insists his style is bolstering the White House team.

And Trump said "I can tell you who is going to win". He points to Trump's derision of "liddle Bob Corker", the senator who voiced the fear that Trump could be taking the country towards "World War III".



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