President Trump did not imply he was smarter than Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, 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. 
 
{mosads}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.”
Tags Rex Tillerson

The Hill has removed its comment section, as there are many other forums for readers to participate in the conversation. We invite you to join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.

See all Hill.TV See all Video

Most Popular

Load more

Video

See all Video