Donald Trump Challenges Secretary Of State To IQ Test, White House Backtracks On “Joke”

Earlier today, Donald Trump Trump took a shot at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson over his reportedly calling the president a “moron.”

“I think it’s fake news,” Trump said, “but if he did that, I guess we’ll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win.”

Later, during a White House press briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declared it was a joke: “He made a joke. Maybe you guys should get a sense of humor and try it sometime.”

Trump has had a long-standing obsession with the idea of “IQ” going back to the campaign trail in 2015.

CNN put together this montage of stump speeches where Trump invoked his superior intellect several times.