Trump suggests his IQ is higher than Tillerson's after reported 'moron' jab

  • Trump suggests his IQ is higher than Tillerson's after reported 'moron' jab

Trump suggests his IQ is higher than Tillerson's after reported 'moron' jab

"The president certainly never implied that the secretary of state was not incredibly intelligent".

Tillerson isn't the first to say it, and he'll be far from the last to make this point.

She added: "He has full confidence in the secretary of state". They had a great visit earlier today.

Even his own allies admit that the president is in way over his head, and but for the hard work of his Cabinet - especially General John Kelly, Tillerson and General James Mattis - the country would be in even worse shape than it is right now.

He made the remark in a magazine interview when asked about reports that Mr Tillerson had called him a moron. "And I can tell you who is going to win", Trump told Forbes in an interview published Tuesday.

Having loudly dismissed reports that Tillerson once called him a "moron", Trump showed no sign of letting the controversy go, renewing questions about Tillerson's future as America's top diplomat.

In Las Vegas, where he flew Wednesday to honor victims of the worst mass shooting in US history, Trump said of Tillerson's remarks at the presser: "I'm very honored by his comments". His spokeswoman later said he never used such language. Tillerson said last month that the U.S.is in communication with the regime of Kim Jong Un, which has ratcheted up its nuclear missile program in recent months.

During his interview, Trump also touted the economy's performance during his presidency, and he previewed an economic-development bill he planned on introducing: "I also have another bill.an economic-development bill, which I think will be fantastic".

President Donald Trump says the federal government will be there for the people of California as devastating wildfires sweep across the state's famed wine country.

After showing off the gaudy goods he has had installed in the White House to Forbes editor Randall Lane - including oil paintings of Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt - Trump got down to the real business at hand: bragging about his imagined accomplishments, and that whole "moron" debacle. "I'm, like, a really smart person".

Tillerson, in a hastily called news conference at the State Department that same day, pushed back on the claim that he came close to resigning but wouldn't deny the "moron" comment.