Last week a number of American media ensured that in a private conversation Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state, called the president a moron
. The minister refused in an appearance to have made such a comment, but the principal newspapers confirmed with sources the veracity of the insult of Tillerson. This Tuesday, at last, Trump reacted and I can't help but attract the controversy by challenging him to an IQ test.
"I think it's false information," the president said in an interview with Forbes, "but if he said so, then I guess we'll have to compare our IQ." "And I can assure you who's going to win." And with that provocative phrase, the president in burlesque rescued a controversy that had already been forgotten after the weekend.
Hours after those statements, Trump Lunch with Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, in the White House, but has not transcended any additional information. In the past, Tillerson had already glimpsed his disagreement with some of the president's practices. During an interview on Trump's tepid response to Charlottesville's violent incidents in August, the Secretary of State distanced the White House by saying that "the president speaks for himself," and not by other government departments.
The White House spokesman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, argued that the president's sentences were nothing more than a joke. "The president never meant to imply that the Secretary of State is not a brilliant person." Perhaps you must have a little more sense of humor, "he told the reporters." However, Trump's comments are a reflection of the impulsive and combative nature of the President of the United States, a person unable to leave the last word to another person.
In recent months, Trump has also criticized or openly underestimated his attorney general, Jeff sessions, as well as dozens of political adversaries. The last of them was a prestigious Republican senator who lashed with three tweetss last Sunday.