‘That makes him a moron’: Trump’s IQ challenge to Rex Tillerson has Twitter laughing

Donald Trump’s feud with Rex Tillerson took another turn, after the US president joked that the two should compare IQ scores.

world Updated: Oct 11, 2017 16:09 IST
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Secretary of state Rex Tillerson speaks following a meeting with President Donald Trump at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.(AP File Photo)

US President Donald Trump challenged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to “compare IQ tests,” delivering a sharp-edged ribbing that only served to highlight his seemingly shaky relationship with the top diplomat in his cabinet. The White House insisted the president was only joking.

Trump issued the challenge in an interview with Forbes magazine, when asked about reports that Tillerson called him a “moron” after a classified briefing this summer. The President responded that if the claim was true, the two should duke it out in a battle of brainpower.

“And I can tell you who is going to win,” Trump said.

Most Twitter users joked about Trump’s challenge while others digged out his 2013 tweets about having a high IQ. Here’s a look at some of the hilarious responses: 

Some users digged up Trump’s 2013 tweet on IQ: 

First Published: Oct 11, 2017 16:09 IST