Trump Implies His IQ Exceeds Tillerson

Tensions escalate after Tillerson calls Trump 'moron'

President Donald Trump has already declared that an NBC report last week that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in a moment of frustration, had called Trump a "moron" is "fake news".

"And I can tell you who is going to win", Trump said to Forbes magazine in an interview published hours before Trump and Tillerson were to have lunch at the White House with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. "And I can tell you who is going to win", Trump said in a new interview with Forbes.

Asked by reporters if he undercut Tillerson by proposing an IQ test, he replied, "No, I didn't undercut anybody".

"American Mensa would be happy to hold a testing session for President Trump and Secretary Tillerson", said Mensa spokesman Charles Brown. In recent days, Tillerson has reaffirmed his commitment to Trump, but has not denied that he made the comment.

Trump has suggested before that he was eying an executive order that would allow individuals to purchase insurance across state lines through so-called health associations, which Republican Senator Rand Paul has advocated.

Talks or takeover? Next steps in Catalonia crisis
Rajoy says that he will consider employing any measure "allowed by the law" to stop the region's separatists. To circumvent that ruling the Catalan President will now address the local Parliament on his own on Tuesday.

"He's gonna have to just make a decision that comes down to simple human dignity", said Schmidt.

In the same Forbes interview, Trump spoke of how he would reward companies making jobs in the U.S., whilst penalizing those who move operations overseas.

If Washington policymakers believe that making life harder for the North Koreans is going to force them to submit to USA pressure and give up the only deterrent they believe can ensure their survival, we doom our policy to failure before it even begins-an increasingly recurrent theme.

When challenged that Tillerson had reportedly called the president a moron, Trump shot back.

"Policy didn't work!" Trump said in a Twitter post.

Ghana's capital rocked by huge gas blasts
Dominic Osei, a local businessman, said there were too many natural gas filling stations near petrol stations. The blast was caused by an open fire used to grill meat near the gas station.

Michelle Lujan Grisham, the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said the president's "draconian and anti-immigrant principles" threatened to jeopardise "the bi-partisan, bi-cameral progress that has been made to pass a legislative solution that will protect almost 800 000 Dreamers".

Trump had previously undercut his secretary of state by tweeting that he was "wasting his time" by negotiating with North Korea over their nuclear arsenal.

Mr Tillerson's spokeswoman later said he never used such language. Trump claimed in one of his tweets.

"We have a very good relationship", he said Saturday.

Trump previewed what he called "an economic-development bill, which I think will be fantastic".

Azhar Ali rested for Sri Lanka ODIs
Test batsman Dhananjaya De Silva will lead a 16-man Sri Lanka A squad on the tour of West Indies starting next week. Incredibly, having bowled 84 overs in the first Test, he had already delivered 55.3 overs in Dubai.

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