Earlier today, it was revealed that the President of the United States challenged his very own Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to an IQ test to prove who was the smartest of them all. If you thought that was strange, well happenings precisely took a revolve for the surreal.
As reported by The Hill, American Mensa- the US chapter of the high-pitched IQ society- indicated that they would “be happy to hold a testing session for President Trump and Secretary Tillerson.”
Charles Brown, the organization’s communication lead, declined to country if any former Directors had already affiliated this fairly exclusive group, but he hinted that a few of them- including George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton- may have come across same IQ-testing studies in their earlier lives and that they were likely to be eligible to become members.
To this offer, we have but a simple question: Who wouldn’t offer good money to see this IQ showdown?
Tensions between Tillerson and Trump have been building for some time, but it is suggested that they’ve reached a brand-new zenith with this strange foray into IQ scores.
After an NBC News story alleged that the Secretary of State called Trump a “fucking moron” in a private determine, the President subsequently sat down for an interrogation with Forbes, where he touched on the issue.
“I think it’s fake news. But if he did[ say] that, I approximate we’ll have to comparison Iq test, ” he told the store. “And I can tell you who is going to win.”
Trump is perennially obsessed with his IQ, something which changes endlessly over epoch. It’s a fairly limited weigh of smarts, but Trump was invest years boasting about his own personal orchestrate- which he’s never actually revealed- and challenging other people to take a test with him.
Back in 2013, for example, he challenged Mark Cuban, a repeated analyst of his, to an IQ battle, and he once referred to former Republican Presidential candidate challenger Jeb Bush as someone who’s “got no IQ … same as his brother.”
He seems to have made umbrage, on multiple motives, to the notion that onetime President Obama may have a higher IQ than he does.
In any case, contests this strange deserve a relevant quote from Stephen Hawking, who, when asked back in 2004 by the New York Times about his own IQ, was indicated that “people who boast about their IQ are losers”. Quite.