Mensa Agrees To Host IQ Test Between Trump And Tillerson

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson allegedly called Trump a “moron.” Trump, of course, claims this is “fake news,” but also added that: “but if he did that, I guess we’ll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win.”

A very Trump like response. But interestingly, this typical bravado induced statement lead Mensa to chime in. Mensa, who accepts members who score in the top 2% on a standardized IQ test, agreed to host such a showdown. As The Hill reports, Mensa communications director, Charles Brown, said: “American Mensa would be happy to hold a testing session for President Trump and Secretary Tillerson.”

Wow. I’m sure pretty much everyone would love to see Trump take an IQ test. I’m not even a big fan of IQ tests as I think they are culturally biased and tap into very specific types of intelligence. But I would still love to see Trump fail miserably at something.

Of course, this probably won’t ever happen. But we can all dream.

I’d also just like to reflect on the absurdity of this whole thing. Trump’s Secretary of State called him a moron and then Trump, the President, challenged him to an intelligence test. This is seriously America in 2017. It’s just embarrassing.

I know Trump is used to being a reality tv show star, but I was hoping at some point he would take this job seriously. It is a pretty important job. But as long as he can keep getting away with this nonsense, it will keep happening. I just hope we can all survive the rest of his term and he doesn’t start any nuclear wars. We’ll see what happens.

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