An IQ battle could possibly take place between U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after a news broke out that Tillerson called Trump a “moron” in private. Trump downplayed the report and called it “fake news” but challenged the Secretary of State in an IQ test to know who is smarter.
“I think it’s fake news, but if he did that, I guess we’ll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win,” Trump said an in an interview with Randall Lane of Forbes.
According to The Hill, American Mensa expressed their willingness to help in proving who is smarter between U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Charles Brown, the group’s communications director, said they would happily host the IQ test.
“American Mensa would be happy to hold a testing session for President Trump and Secretary Tillerson,” Brown said. “But it’s important to note that our admissions test is not the sole way to qualify for Mensa — there are hundreds of other prior-evidence tests that can qualify a member. And the early success of many presidents no doubt exposed them to those types of qualifying avenues.”
American Mensa is considered the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world. It is a non-profit organization open to people who score at least 98th percentile on an intelligence test. While they can confirm membership, Brown said Mensa isn’t willing to give information on people who took the exam.
With Mensa’s offer, Trump can finally prove how high his IQ really is. Even before being elected as the President of the United States, Trump has already been boasting about his own personal score but never said any number. It was not the first time he challenged someone in the battle of the brains.
According to iflscience.com, Trump dared one of his staunch critics, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, in an IQ battle back in 2013. He also called former Republican Presidential candidate challenger Jeb Bush as someone who’s “got no IQ.” Trump felt offended with the idea the former U.S. President Barack Obama is more intelligent than him.
As of now, there is no official statement from Trump or Tillerson if they are willing to accept Mensa’s offer. People of America are surely interested to know who is smarter between the President and the Secretary of State and some of them could be willing to pay just to see the event happen.
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