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WH: Trump IQ comment a 'joke'

President Trump did not imply he was smarter than Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonHouse passes legislation to elevate cybersecurity at the State Department Biden's is not a leaky ship of state — not yet With salami-slicing and swarming tactics, China's aggression continues 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. 
 
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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."