Trump challenges Secretary of State to IQ test after 'moron' dig

Haley 'Tillerson is not going anywhere'

Is Donald Trump really a "moron," as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has reportedly alleged - or is Trump actually smarter than his own top diplomat gives him credit for?

But, despite trashing his secretary of state's traditional approach to diplomacy ("we can talk to them") with Twitter-threats of nuclear annihilation, Trump insists his style is bolstering the White House team.

Tillerson scrambled last week to counter an NBC News report claiming that Vice President Pence had to intervene over the summer to help convince him not to resign - and that Tillerson called the commander-in-chief a "moron". Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.

In the Forbes interview, Mr Trump again responded to criticism that he undermines his Secretary of State by interfering with ongoing diplomatic efforts with provocative tweets.


"At that July 19 meeting, according to senior administration officials, Trump asked military leaders to fire the commander of USA forces in Afghanistan and compared their advice to that of a NY restaurant consultant whose poor judgment cost a business valuable time and money", according to NBC's report. I'm enjoying it. We're accomplishing a lot.

"I'm not undermining", Trump told Forbes, adding that he has "total confidence" in Tillerson. "And I can tell you who is going to win".

"The @NBCNews story has just been totally refuted by Sec".

He later pondered a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into news outlets like NBC that publish material he's bashed as "fake news". "He made a joke, nothing more than that", Sanders said. But the secretary of state notably did not deny calling the President a "moron" and privately, sources tell CNN, Trump fumed at his secretary of state's comment. It was fake news.

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