Have you ever had a friend who just keeps talking down at you like she’s so much smarter, and all you want is to prove her wrong? It looks like our executive government can relate. According to The Washington Post, Mensa, otherwise known as the “International High IQ Society”, offered to administer an IQ test to President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, to help them get over their “who’s smarter?” feud.
Reports of the feud started last week, when NBC News and other news outlets released articles claiming that Tillerson had referred to Trump as a “moron” after a meeting at the Pentagon back in July. He didn’t say it in private, either; members of Trump’s national security team and cabinet officials were present.
State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert denied this comment, saying, “The secretary did not use that type of language to speak about the president of the Unites States. He did not say that." That’s pretty convincing, but, also, if I’d called my boss a moron, I’d have my spokesperson deny it for me too.
Source close to WH tells me Trump was not joking when he said he and Tillerson should compare IQ tests, contrary to comments at briefing.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 10, 2017
Trump doesn’t seem to be too worried about the drama, though. When Forbesasked him about Tillerson’s comments, he said, "I think it's fake news, but if he did [say] that, I guess we'll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win."
So, enter Mensa, the organization that refers to itself as “an international society whose only qualification for membership is a score in the top 2 percent of the general population on a standardized intelligence test.” According to The Hill, Mensa’s communications director Charles Brown, said, “American Mensa would be happy to hold a testing session for President Trump and Secretary Tillerson.”
Of course, there are way more important scandals going on in the executive government right now, such as Trump’s dealings with Russia. But we’re always suckers for some petty drama. May the smartest man win!