Trump challenges Secretary of State to IQ test after 'moron' dig

Trump challenges Secretary of State to IQ test after 'moron' dig

Trump, clearly scorned by reports of Tillerson's comments, told Forbes in an interview released Tuesday that he has a higher IQ than his secretary of state. Regardless of who would win that competition - Trump implied he win - it would do nothing to answer the question of who is smarter.

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

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has made himself desperately unpopular in Washington by isolating himself, consolidating power, and leaving dozens of critical diplomatic posts unfilled-a toxic dynamic that current and former career civil and foreign service officers say is crippling the agency. Trump undercut him with a tweet, saying Tillerson was “wasting his time.”. He also said he still has confidence in Tillerson as secretary of state. The White House has been finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states.

Speaking at a press conference in Beijing, Tillerson said the U.S. made it clear through its direct channels to North Korea that it was seeking peace through talks.

In the same Forbes interview, Trump spoke of how he would reward companies making jobs in the USA, whilst penalizing those who move operations overseas.

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Despite numerous other instances of Trump seemingly being miserable, isolated, or worse during his first several months in office, he swore to the Forbes reporters that he is enjoying his time as president. I'm old enough to remember when trying to avoid nuclear war was something we could all get behind. The president said the policy is "both a carrot and a stick".

"The secretary does not use that type of language", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said last week.

Mr Trump also took to Twitter to deny the story last week, writing: "Rex Tillerson never threatened to resign".

That includes a permanent assistant secretary of state for east Asian and Pacific affairs and an ambassador in South Korea, even as Trump threatens military action against Pyongyang and diplomats struggle to resolve the impasse.

Trump went further on Saturday, tweeting, "Sorry, but only one thing will work!" During the campaign he said he doesn't have to consult generals because he has "a very good brain" and told a rally in SC that he was highly educated and has "the best words".

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