Trump – Tillerson IQ Contest On The Table

Gen. Vincent K. Brooks Rex Tillerson KoreaGen. Vincent K. Brooks, United Nations Commander, Combined Forces Commander, and United States Forces Korea commander, and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speak at an observation point located within the Joint Security Area (JSA) inside the Korean Demilitarized Zone, Mar. 17, 2017. Secretary Tillerson made a stop in Korea during his first visit to Asia as Secretary of State. U.S. Army photo by SFC Sean K. Harp/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) nc

President Donald Trump defended his intelligence after reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called him a “moron.’’

by Toluse Olorunnipa

(MSN) – “I think it’s fake news, but if he did that, I guess we’ll have to compare IQ tests,” Trump said in an interview with Forbes Magazine published Tuesday. “And I can tell you who is going to win.”

The president’s comments come less than a week after NBC News reported that Tillerson had described the president in unflattering terms and was on the verge of resigning earlier this year.

Trump and Tillerson have denied the reports, though Tillerson didn’t directly answer when reporters asked if he had called the president a moron. A State Department spokeswoman later said Tillerson doesn’t use that kind of language.

Trump is set to meet with Tillerson at the White House on Tuesday. Tillerson told reporters last week that he would be giving the president a recommendation on what to do about the Iran nuclear deal. Trump has called the deal an “embarrassment” and threatened to decertify it before an Oct. 15 deadline.

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