Trump Did Not Challenge Tillerson to an IQ Test Showdown, He Was Simply 'Joking'
14 October, 2017, 01:01
"The president certainly never implied that the secretary of state was not incredibly intelligent".
Mr Trump toldForbes magazine: "I think it's fake news".
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Trump insisted he still had confidence in the Secretary of State though, saying "I did not undercut anybody. I don't believe in undercutting people", Mr Trump said during a brief media appearance in the Oval Office as he sat beside former secretary of state Henry Kissinger during a meeting to discuss foreign affairs.
Asked about Mr Trump's IQ test challenge, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the daily news briefing: "It was a joke". "Maybe you guys should get a sense of humour and try it sometime", she quipped.
Shortly before the lunch, a reporter asked Mr Trump whether he had undercut Mr Tillerson with his comments to Forbes.
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View the comments below to see whether our readers thought it was appropriate for Mr Trump to challenge his own Secretary of State.
Mr Tillerson is said to roll his eyes or slouch when he disagrees with the decisions of his boss. However, it's not what what exactly prompted Tillerson to label Trump a moron, according to NBC News.
"I'm not undermining. I think I'm actually strengthening authority", Mr Trump said.
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He replied: "We have a very good relationship".
Mr Tillerson may have opened a difficult-to-repair rift with the president.
In August, he boasted that he was a "better student" and went to better schools than all his elite critics. While Mr Trump is quite comfortable with insult-trading, there's one topic that's clearly off-limits.
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