Trump offers to compare IQ tests with Tillerson

Trump offers to compare IQ tests with Tillerson

Later, the State Department said Tillerson never used "that type of language". Trump publicly slammed the reports as "fake news", and Tillerson told reporters that he remains committed to the President.

In this October 5, 2017, photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives for the first meeting of the National Space Council in Chantilly, Va. President Donald Trump challenged Tillerson to "compare IQ tests", delivering a sharp-edged ribbing that threw a bright spotlight on his seemingly shaky relationship with his top diplomat.

He produced two sets of IQ test results, one for Tillerson and one for Trump.

The president made the comments in an interview with Forbes, for a story published Tuesday.

FILE - In this August 11, 2017, file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, speaks following a meeting with President Donald Trump at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. Trump challenged Tillerson to "compare IQ tests", delivering a sharp-edged ribbing that threw a bright spotlight on his seemingly shaky relationship with his top diplomat.

ITK reached out to the geniuses at Mensa - which describes itself as "an global society whose only qualification for membership is a score in the top 2 percent of the general population on a standardized intelligence test" - and asked if they'd be willing to take Trump's suggestion.

Naming former President Clinton's experience as a Rhodes Scholar, Jimmy Carter's work as a nuclear engineer and George H.W. Bush's time as a military pilot, Brown told us, "Each could have encountered standardized academic tests (LSAT, GMAT, Miller Analogies), where qualifying scores would have propelled them into Mensa". But on multiple occasions, Trump and Tillerson haven't been on the same page.

"I'm not undermining", Trump told Forbes, adding that he has "total confidence" in Tillerson.

Tension has been simmering between the pair for some time over North Korea, with Trump's aggressive rhetoric at odds with Tillerson's more measured approach. "I think I'm actually strengthening authority".