Will Donald Trump Accept The Challenge To Test His IQ After Boasting?

Donald Trump has responded to the reports that Rex Tillerson called him a moron by suggesting they compare intelligence tests. From The Hill:

In an interview with Forbes published Tuesday, Trump suggested he and Tillerson — who allegedly once called the commander in chief a “moron” — go head-to-head in an intelligence quotient showdown. The State Department has denied Tillerson ever made the comments.

“I think it’s fake news,” Trump told the magazine of Tillerson’s “moron” remark, “but if he did that, I guess we’ll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win.”

Mensa was contacted regarding administering an intelligence test, and they were willing: “American Mensa would be happy to hold a testing session for President Trump and Secretary Tillerson,” said Charles Brown, the group’s communications director.

Will Donald Trump accept the challenge? Later in the day White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Trump’s comments were “a joke.”

However, Philip Bump and Chris Cillizza have both followed up with columns showing how frequently Trump has both bragged about his intelligence and insulted the intelligence of others. It seems that it is about time that Trump provides evidence of his IQ. Unfortunately he is as unlikely to do this as he is to release his tax returns.

When Trump is not claiming to be more intelligent than whoever he is insulting, he will often mock someone’s height. He did this with Bob Corker after Corker criticized Trump in a recent interview:

Mr. Corker said Mr. Trump’s advisers were struggling to keep the president under control. “I know for a fact that every single day at the White House, it’s a situation of trying to contain him,” he said. He also said Mr. Trump’s reckless statements could put the country on a path “towards World War III.”