People worried that Donald Trump would gild the White House in gold and turn the presidency into a reality show. Aside from a few golden eagles and gold touches in the interior, the people’s house has remained white. About that reality show, not so much.
‘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.’
It is important to be careful what you ask for. Mensa, the home of people with scary high IQs, decided to take the president up on his offer. To qualify to join Mensa, a person must be in the top 98th intelligence percentile of people in the country. That means an IQ of at least 130, depending upon which test the person takes. The Hill reported that Mensa Communications Director Charles Brown said:
‘American Mensa would be happy to hold a testing session for President Trump and Secretary Tillerson.’
In spite of the joke, it is possible that Tillerson might be leaving the administration. After all, Trump has been openly critical of his secretary of state to the point of undermining Tillerson’s diplomatic efforts. The secretary has been working to create a conversation with North Korea about its missile and nuclear tests.
One day after Tillerson reported the news, Trump sent out a tweet that dumped cold water all over his efforts. The president tweeted that the secretary was “wasting his time.” Then, 45 referred to the North Korean leader as “Little Rocket Man.” In the Forbes interview, Trump repeated:
‘He was wasting his time. I’m not undermining … I think I’m actually strengthening authority.’
The president and his secretary of state had lunch today, which could not have been comfortable. Fortunately, Defense Secretary James Mattis was there to referee between the two others. Maybe they had blueberries, wild salmon, nuts, seeds, and avocados. Those foods are supposed to be very good for the brain.
Check out this video about Donald Trump and Rex Tillerson’s rocky relationship via USA Today:
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