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.”
Sarah Sanders says President Trump’s IQ line was “a joke” and he has “full confidence” in the Secretary of State https://t.co/0ZPO4vkx0G
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 10, 2017
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.
Trump took an IQ test. It came back negative.
— Brandon Horan (@brandon_r_horan) October 10, 2017
One night only: Trump. Tillerson. IQ test. Pay per view. Loser resigns.
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) October 10, 2017
Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure,it’s not your fault
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2013