WH: Trump IQ comment a 'joke'

President Trump did not imply he was smarter than Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonFormer WH adviser: Trump will want to rejoin Paris climate pact by 2020 Why the US should lead on protecting Rohingya Muslims 'Bolivarian Diaspora' can no longer be ignored MORE, his top spokesperson said Tuesday, claiming his offer for both to take an IQ test was a joke.  
“The president certainly never implied that the secretary of State was not intelligent. He made a joke. Nothing more than that,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Tuesday
Sanders said the two men “had a great visit at lunch” and reiterated Trump has confidence in his secretary of State. 
Sanders's comments came after an interview Trump gave earlier on Tuesday, in which he suggested he could beat Tillerson at an IQ test. 
That remark follows a report from NBC News last week that Tillerson, frustrated with the president, called Trump a "moron."