Trump says he and Tillerson disagree on NKorea

"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".

Tillerson on Wednesday said he had never considered resigning and was committed to Trump's agenda, but failed to address whether he had referred to the president as a "moron", as NBC reported.

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FILE - In this August 11, 2017, file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, speaks following a meeting with President Donald Trump at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. Trump challenged Tillerson to "compare IQ tests", delivering a sharp-edged ribbing that threw a bright spotlight on his seemingly shaky relationship with his top diplomat.

"I'm not undermining", Trump said.

In an interview published Tuesday by Forbes, Trump said that he didn't believe Tillerson called him a "moron", before expressing confidence that he would have a higher IQ score than the man he made the country's top diplomat.

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The "world's oldest global IQ society" offered its services after the United States president responded to claims that Tillerson had called him a "f--ing moron".

The report came just days after Trump upbraided the former ExxonMobil CEO for "wasting his time" trying to negotiate with North Korea. "And I can tell you who is going to win". "I think I'm actually strengthening authority". He points to Trump's derision of "liddle Bob Corker", the senator who voiced the fear that Trump could be taking the country towards "World War III".

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