Trump challenges Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to 'compare IQ tests'

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Yet in a new interview with Forbes magazine published Tuesday, Trump said that if Tillerson "did that, I guess we'll have to compare IQ tests". While Fihn later said that she was joking in response to the Tillerson news, she reiterated, "I think that the election of President Donald Trump has made a lot of people very uncomfortable with the fact that he alone can authorize the use of nuclear weapons".

Trump has repeatedly dismissed the accusation as "fake news" but NBC News is standing by its reporting.

"I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man", Trump tweeted earlier this month, referring to the North's leader, Kim Jong Un.

Colbert moved on from Corker's Twitter burn, unable to add much to it, and touched on Corker's other Trump slams before moving on to Trump's grievances about not getting credit for saving Puerto Rico, including a memorable line he dropped on Mike Huckabee's new show.

Trump on Saturday denied a frayed relationship with Tillerson but said he sometimes wishes Tillerson would be "tougher".

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If there's nothing else that those anxious about national security can agree on, it's that President Trump is too hot tempered, impulsive and shallow-thinking to be in charge of our defense.

Still, last week Trump told reporters he has "total confidence" in his secretary of state.

Trump and Tillerson have sent mixed signals in recent weeks about whether the USA can find a diplomatic solution to increasing tensions with North Korea amid weapons tests. "He said he called him an f***ing moron".

Just to make it clear that he's smarter than his secretary of state, Trump suggested taking a test to prove it. "Totally undercut, completely ineffective as secretary of state". While he denied ever considering resignation, he did not expressly deny making the derogatory remark about the president.

The rising tension between Trump and Tillerson was highlighted last week after NBC News reported that Tillerson considered resigning over the summer after Trump delivered a politically charged speech to the Boy Scouts of America at their annual Jamboree.

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