Trump challenges Tillerson to battle of IQ tests over reported 'moron' jab

Kristopher Drake
October 11, 2017

Trump was asked after a meeting with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger if he still has confidence in Tillerson.

In the interview with Forbes, Trump also said that numerous unfilled positions within the State Department would remain empty. "And I can tell you who is going to win", Trump told Forbes.

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would sign a measure, likely this week, to allow people in the United States to buy healthcare across state lines.

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. I'm not talking about executive orders only, which are very important.

Its hard to imagine Tillerson being willing to take much more of this, but other Cabinet members have made their peace with the Sun Kings demand for unctuous deference.

Trump has at times appeared to undercut Tillerson's message on some of America's most sensitive national security challenges, including Iran and North Korea. “The president speaks for himself, ” Tillerson coldly said.

First question at the IQ Bowl: "Your deputy has been credibly accused of calling you a "moron" privately".


"The President certainly never implied that the secretary of state was not incredibly intelligent", she said.

If Washington policymakers believe that making life harder for the North Koreans is going to force them to submit to USA pressure and give up the only deterrent they believe can ensure their survival, we doom our policy to failure before it even begins-an increasingly recurrent theme.

Despite reports that Tillerson has had to be talked out of resigning, both he and the president have dismissed any tension between them. I say it's going to cost $125 million and I build it for $100 million.

Mr Trump is due to have lunch on Tuesday with Mr Tillerson.

Since taking office, Trump has taken a hardline position against Pyongyang, while North Korea has continued to develop its nuclear weapons and missile programs, firing intercontinental ballistic missiles that can reach USA -held colonies like Guam and Micronesia, and states like Alaska and Hawaii.

In Las Vegas, where he flew Wednesday to honor victims of the worst mass shooting in US history, Trump said of Tillerson's remarks at the presser: "I'm very honored by his comments".

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