Trump floats IQ test contest with Tillerson after 'moron' report

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President Donald Trump has already declared that an NBC report last week that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in a moment of frustration, had called Trump a "moron" is "fake news".

"I think it's fake news", Trump told Forbes magazine in an interview published overnight.

If you didn't get enough of the Trump-Huckabee interview, Colbert started off the show by splicing himself in for Huckabee and asking his own questions.

Reacting to reports last week that Mr. Tillerson referred to Mr. Trump as a "moron", the president suggested he'd win an aptitude test in an interview with Forbes.

When given the opportunity to deny insulting Trump, Tillerson skirted the topic. He has also pontificated about sparking a nuclear conflict in several bombastic ways, saying the US military is "locked and loaded", ready to unleash "fire and fury" on the North, and said at the time that the time for "patience is over". I'm very unhappy with their attitude.

Trump also said he would be acting on health care soon, saying: "I will be using the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many people - FAST".

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UPDATE: 12:20 p.m. ― Trump brushed off reporters asking whether his IQ comment undercut Tillerson. Do they weep with joy when he reaches out a delicate hand and pats their bowed heads?

If the gulf between Trump and Tillerson continues to grow and the secretary of state's resignation ensues, the man who would pretty much decide on Trump's choice of successor would be Senator Bob Corker.

Tillerson then held a news conference, praising Trump and refuting reports that he had threatened to resign.

Trump had previously undercut his secretary of state by tweeting that he was "wasting his time" by negotiating with North Korea over their nuclear arsenal. Trump claimed in one of his tweets. I say it's going to cost $125 million and I build it for $100 million.

In a letter to House and Senate leaders released by the White House, Trump said the priorities were the product of a "a bottom-up review of all immigration policies" that he had ordered "to determine what legislative reforms are essential for America's economic and national security". Despite rumblings that Tillerson may be on his way out, the president said he has "total confidence in Rex".

The supposed comment has clearly touched a nerve with the US President, who later went to claim that he rarely has to consult with generals because he has "a very good brain" and has "the best words" after having such a high level and quality of education.