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.”

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4 Comments

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    Bob says:

    Trump has a high IQ the same way he has the biggest crowd ever at an inauguration, only the best people in his administration, and a great record of legislative accomplishment. He is thoroughly delusional.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    It is plausible that he had a decent IQ when younger. I suspect that he would test lower now. This also shows the limitations of IQ. Having a high IQ does not mean someone could not become delusional. It also does not mean that someone has the knowledge necessary to perform a specific job. 

  3. 3
    Bob says:

    If you put “psychiatrist trump” in your favorite search engine you’ll find that, more important than his IQ or lack thereof, a large number of trained people suspect Trump is psychotic.

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