Trump boasts of a higher IQ than Tillerson

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Trump's tense relationship with Tillerson burst into public view last week.

Reacting to the speculation, Paddy Power Politics has priced former Exxon Mobil CEO as the favourite to leave the White House, ahead of Attorney General Jeff Sessions (current price - 11/4).

Trump and Tillerson are scheduled to have lunch Tuesday at the White House with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Regardless of who would win that competition - Trump implied he win - it would do nothing to answer the question of who is smarter.

He boasts, with a dose of hyperbole that any student of FDR or even Barack Obama could undercut: "I've had just about the most legislation passed of any president, in a nine-month period, that's ever served".

While Forbes noted Trump was talking about how he dealt with football team owners when he bought a New Jersey team in 1984, it's unclear whether that characterization of his business dealings applied to his other clients.

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Tillerson's departure would be a major blow to those hoping to temper Trump and stop what Corker described as "the path to World War III". But if he did that, I guess we'll have to compare IQ tests.

Trump, clearly scorned by reports of Tillerson's comments, told Forbes in an interview released Tuesday that he has a higher IQ than his secretary of state.

"American Mensa would be happy to hold a testing session for President Trump and Secretary Tillerson", said Charles Brown, communications director for the organization.

Trump had said on Sunday there need to be security enhancements - and the border wall that he's demanded - before he'll sign onto a bill restoring a program that shields from deportation young people brought to the United States as children and now here illegally. "It is #FakeNews", Trump tweeted at the time. "But they think I did a great job". I'm not talking about executive orders only, which are very important. He also copped a backhander from his president today. After The New York Times detailed decades of sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein, the company he co-founded fired him, he noted, "forcing them to change their name from The Weinstein Company to something more positive, Asbestos Child Slappers Inc".