Trump wants to compare his IQ with Tillerson's

Tensions escalate after Tillerson calls Trump 'moron'

US President Donald Trump has challenged his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, to an IQ test, in the latest sign of discord between the two. Trump and Tillerson met in the Oval Office on Friday, sources tell CNN, and are meeting twice Tuesday as their public feud continues.

"I think the most immediate action that we need is to calm things down", Tillerson added.

"No, I didn't undercut anybody", Trump said.

After the story about Tillerson insulting the president broke, Republican Senator Bob Corker, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, came to the secretary of state's defense.

Tillerson is also set to play a major role in preparing Trump's monster trip to Asia next month, that will take in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. Tillerson has publicly complained about the slow pace of getting his assistant secretaries and other deputies nominated and confirmed.

"No, I didn't undercut anybody".

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert later denied the report, saying that Tillerson "does not use that language to speak about anyone".




"In a few days from now, a week and a half to be exact, you'll see exactly", Trump told Huckabee.

If there's nothing else that those anxious about national security can agree on, it's that President Trump is too hot tempered, impulsive and shallow-thinking to be in charge of our defense.

Trump said Tillerson "never threatened to resign" and the news network would have known that if it had spoken to him about the matter before publishing its report. "It is #FakeNews", Trump tweeted at the time.

"I don't think the 25th Amendment was designed for this situation", she said.

Trump has repeatedly dismissed the accusation as "fake news" but NBC News is standing by its reporting.

Still, Trump claimed last week that the report was fabricated. Tillerson famously endorsed the Paris climate accord at a global warming summit in Alaska last May just as Trump was preparing to declare his decision to walk out of the environmental agreement.

It's hard to know which is more devastating for the nation - a president so utterly lacking in intelligence and intellectual curiosity that he must be "handled" by his staff to avoid a deadly world catastrophe, or that the fact that he is so inept that foreign powers "play dumb" in an attempt to make worldwide relations accessible for him.

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