In an interview with Forbes, Trump tried to play the whole Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling him a moron thing off; however, he couldn’t help but get one jab in at Tillerson. In his comments, he said he felt it was just fake news, but he was still smarter than Tillerson. Specifically, he remarked:
‘I think it’s fake news, but if he did that, I guess we’ll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win.’
The media has had fun with that doozy of a comment from the Trumpster, and of course, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said it was just a joke. She remarked:
‘The president certainly never implied that the secretary of state was not incredibly intelligent. He made a joke, nothing more than that. He has full confidence in the secretary of state.’
Trump also tried to claim he was only joking saying, “I didn’t undercut anybody, I don’t believe in undercutting people.”
However, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert commented to reporters Tuesday that Tillerson had a high IQ. She did not comment on what she thought the president’s IQ was, however. She remarked:
‘It’s high. Anybody that can put things together, an engineer, it’s high.’
She did not have an exact score, though.
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 10, 2017
One issue with Nauert’s comment is the fact that there are several five-year-olds who can “put things together.” Many of us can. Therefore, we must have high IQs, right?
Many out there have voiced they want to see a meeting of the minds and see who comes away with the higher IQ. MENSA has offered to test both Trump and Tillerson to finally say the matter is settled.
‘American Mensa would be happy to hold a testing session for President Trump and Secretary Tillerson.’
Twitter responded to the video posted by C-SPAN. Most loved it. Some, however, felt like reporters could have asked more pressing questions. You can check out the responses below.
— Ryan Signore (@WickedTexan) October 10, 2017
Featured image screen capture from Twitter.