Trump floats IQ test contest with Tillerson after 'moron' report

Trump floats IQ test contest with Tillerson after 'moron' report

President Donald Trump said last week that he would test higher than Secretary of State Rex Tillerson if the two were to take IQ tests after the top USA diplomat reportedly called his boss a "moron".

"I want to at least hold on to some of the traditions we have in this country about respecting the office even if at times I think the president struggles with that", she said.

President had previously alluded to beating Tillerson in an intelligence test. Schmidt continued to say that Trump is putting thousands of American lives on the line all while getting wrapped up in a feud with the National Football League and botching Puerto Rican relief efforts.

Mr Kelly reportedly struggled to contain Trump's rage after the Tillerson "moron" stories appeared last week and West Wing staff are increasingly discussing how long the retired general will last.

Speculation continues that Trump's White House cabinet is fractured and relations fraught, especially given the president's offhand and extremely public way of dealing with his subordinates. "I don't believe in undercutting people".

"The secretary does not use that type of language", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said last week. "And I can tell you who is going to win", Trump said.

NBC News said Tillerson's "moron" comment followed a meeting on Afghanistan in which Trump compared "the decision-making process on troop levels to the renovation of a high-end NY restaurant". Trump tweeted early Tuesday morning in the US.

While Forbes noted Trump was talking about how he dealt with football team owners when he bought a New Jersey team in 1984, it's unclear whether that characterization of his business dealings applied to his other clients.

"I don't think the 25th Amendment was designed for this situation", she said. Low news and reporting standards.

Still, last week Trump told reporters he has "total confidence" in his secretary of state.

Tillerson also made an in-person statement lauding his boss and his commitment to working for him, but sources have told CNN that the two men have an uneasy relationship that has recently been highlighted by the fact that Trump publicly tweeted that Tillerson was "wasting his time trying to negotiate" with North Korea.

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