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Trump suggests he and Tillerson compare IQ tests after 'moron' report

Christina Gregg, AOL.com

President Trump took fresh digs at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a new interview published on Tuesday, suggesting a solution that could settle the recent point of controversy between the pair.

In the new Forbes interview, the U.S. commander in chief pokes at the recent report that Tillerson called Trump a "moron," offering an IQ test as a way to compare Trump and Tillerson's intelligence.

"I think it's fake news, but if he did that, I guess we'll have to compare IQ tests," Trump said. "And I can tell you who is going to win."

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The comment from Trump comes after the 45th president slammed NBC News for their report which cited three officials who say Tillerson dropped the "moron" bomb after a July 20 meeting at the Pentagon. Trump fired off tweets aimed at NBC News multiple times last week, calling for the outlet to issue an apology and suggesting there was grounds for a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into the "Fake News Networks."

Tillerson almost immediately addressed the American public in a televised address following the report, reaffirming his commitment to the Trump Administration.

"My commitment to the success of our president and our country is as strong as it was the day I accepted his offer to serve as secretary of state," Tillerson said. 

Still, though, Axios' Mike Allen reported on Monday that the president -- known for making snap decisions on who stays and goes within his inner circle -- might look to replace Tillerson with CIA director Mike Pompeo.