Tillerson Isn't the Only One Who Thinks Trump Is a Moron

Marsha Scott
October 11, 2017

President Donald Trump defended his intelligence after reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called him a "moron".

Tuesday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump's comment was simply a joke.

The report came just days after Tillerson said the USA had direct lines of communication with North Korea to deescalate the nuclear crisis only to have Trump dismiss the efforts on Twitter.

Both Trump and Tillerson are successful ex-CEOs of multi-billion dollar companies, so one would normally assume that any IQ challenge would result in some fairly close results.

Speculation continues that Trump's White House cabinet is fractured and relations fraught, especially given the president's offhand and extremely public way of dealing with his subordinates.

"No, I didn't undercut anybody".

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

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"The secretary does not use that type of language", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said last week. Asked whether he still had confidence in Tillerson, he responded, "Yes".

"By the way, Secretary Tillerson called him an f-ing moron, which, not for nothing, is the highest rank of moron that's achievable", Schmidt said.

Kelly has worked to control the flow of information that crosses Trump's desk and imposed a decision-making structure that was absent in the early days of the administration.

He added, "And I can tell you who is going to win". "But they think I did a great job".

If there's nothing else that those anxious about national security can agree on, it's that President Trump is too hot tempered, impulsive and shallow-thinking to be in charge of our defense.

Reports have swirled of a schism in the Trump administration between the commander-in-chief and his top diplomat, as the U.S. faces a host of vexatious foreign policy conundrums, from North Korea to Iran.

Trump has repeatedly dismissed the accusation as "fake news" but NBC News is standing by its reporting. "He made a joke, nothing more than that", Sanders said.

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