White House: Trump’s IQ Test Challenge Was A Joke

The Hill reports:

President Trump did not imply he was smarter than Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, his top spokesperson said Tuesday, claiming his offer for both to take an IQ test was a joke. “The president certainly never implied that the secretary of State was not intelligent. He made a joke. Nothing more than that,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Tuesday. Sanders said the two men “had a great visit at lunch” and reiterated Trump has confidence in his secretary of State.

  • Tawreos

    The real joke is Trump’s IQ.

    • I’m guessing it’s either 69 or 53.18008.

      • Frostbite

        Less than zero.

  • Joe in PA

    A “joke” like telling Russia to hack the DNC?

  • Blake J Butler
    • Joe in PA

      I think they know that, and I think they can handle it. 🙂

      • Blake J Butler

        Has to be aware for primary and especially general candidates that are women running against male candidates in their races.

        Because last year will happen again, especially in statewide races.

      • Jeffg166

        If they can’t then they should be in the business.

    • This goes for any woman who runs for public office, but especially if she’s a Democrat running against any male Republican.

      • Blake J Butler

        A republican woman running for a primary against a republican man, is going to deal with he same issue, but not care about it like a democratic female candidate probably will.

        • Frostbite

          LOL. Sorry. Republican women don’t run for office, they run to the kitchen to make me a sandwich.

          • Blake J Butler

            Tell that to Marsha Blackburn.

          • thatotherjean

            Or Lisa Murkowski.

        • LaChatSayWha

          Republican women are good liddle tokens. My nightmare has always been that the first female president will be a right-wing Christian nutbag with Koch support. The conservatives love that shit. Support a totally co-opted token then scream loudly about how they’re not sexist/racist.

      • JackFknTwist

        Did she say the Trump/turd’s IQ was a joke ?
        I second that !

    • Tomcat

      And a resistance to polonium.

    • Tomcat

      What these straight men do not understand is women have a special weapon that can bring ALL of them to their knees. It is abstention of SEX.

      • RoFaWh

        Shades of “Lysistrata”.

        • CB

          Exactly my first thought. LOL

          • David Walker

            Because we’re not “like smart people,” we ARE smart people.

      • zhera

        Honey, we bleed once a month. Well, most of us. We know pain. We know suffering. Abstention of sex won’t work because there are always women who will sell out their sisters.

      • Tom Furgas

        Yes, the old vaginal vice grip. Works every time.

    • FAEN

      Listening to Pete Domicks show today I was amazed at how Hillary was being judged on Bill’s issues.

    • TrueWords

      I do not want them to run on a single ticket and surely not as President…sadly, there are TOO many people on both sides that NEED and WANT a male to be in charge…can’t ignore the facts of sexism in this nation…

      • thatotherjean

        That sexism exists doesn’t mean that we have to support it. There are plenty of competent women who should be encouraged to run for office. How do women demonstrate fitness for office if they don’t run for them? The men and women who don’t want women to hold office don’t have to vote for them. It’s the others we need to target.

        • TrueWords

          I agree…to be completely honest I do not want four more YEARS with Drumpf…I am sort of scared if I can be honest.

          • thatotherjean

            You’re not alone in being scared, or in wanting Trump out of office. I hope Mueller and Co. nail everybody involved in the current mess we’re in.

      • LaChatSayWha

        Women are leading the resistance though. They’re the democrats who are actually fighting and thus have the highest profile. Some democratic men need to stand the fuck up if they want to lead the party.

        Someone other than independent Bernie.

    • JT

      Why would she even say this?

  • joe ho

    Mensa offered to host the testing.

    • Chucktech

      Ergo, Trump was just joking.

      • Todd20036

        Like any bully, Trump backs down when stood up to.

        No one here really thought Trump would be willing to test his IQ, anymore than he’d really be willing to show his dick to prove how big it was.

        • Chucktech

          Trump certainly never thought he’d be asked. That’s why he just runs his mouth about stoopid shit like this.

        • zhera

          Now I wonder what he’d give up first: His IQ score or his tax returns.

          • Todd20036

            Personally, I think he’d give up his dick. It’s small, doesn’t work, and even if it did, he’d have to put it in that mannequin he calls his wife.

    • Friday

      Probably that’s why Drumph had to have someone back down for him. 🙂

    • Reason

      And on the day of the scheduled IQ test he’d suddenly develop a case of brain Spurs.

    • jerry

      They should be careful…I think being in the same room as Trump causes the loss of 20-30 IQ points.

  • Talisman

    Yea. A joke. So funny I forgot to laugh.

  • Blake Mason

    Much like his presidency.

  • mikeinftl

    What a fucking moron.

  • bambinoitaliano

    A joke? And he has the galls to criticized the late night talk show hosts?

  • fuzzybits
  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    A joke like hiring Sara H. Sanders because of her many gifts as a speaker and on-camera appeal, not as payback to Mike Huckabee for his early support.

  • james1200
    • Todd20036

      That’s higher than I would have given him credit for, actually.

      • Treant

        By at least ten points. A score of 85 is…noticeably slow…but still within the normal range.

  • Chucktech

    Any time it’s put-up-or-shut-up with Trump, it’s just a joke and we have to lighten up. Fuck you.

    • Zeldacat

      Classic bully behavior. “You’re taking that too seriously! I was joking! You’re so oversensitive!”

      • greenmanTN

        America: abused partner of a narcissistic sociopath.

      • Lars Littlefield

        Side anecdote: In 9th grade a famous school bully harassed/bullied me, hitting my face and cracking some molars. His parents met mine in the principal’s office where the bully’s’ parents tried to pass off their son’s behavior as “He was just kidding.” After my parents secured that the bully be suspended for two weeks and getting a written confession from the kid, my parents turned around and sued the fuck out of the other parents for the damage to my teeth. I remember my father looking at the bully’s father and saying with no emotion, “We’re not kidding.” Too bad we can’t sue Trump.

        I miss my parents.

  • And of course the normal chain of events in this cycle will be Donald soon vowing repeatedly that he was totally serious.

    • Jeffg166

      And will get back to us in two weeks.

      • Indeed. That’s his “I’m never gonna” tell.

        • TampaDink

          We’re still waiting for the promised press conference from Melanoma that would end all speculation of when & how she legally came to the U.S..

          • David Walker

            His tax returns are still being audited.

  • Jeffg166

    There he goes again. Called to prove it he flees.

  • Tomcat

    The media is being played for the suckers we think they are. Every time they have no answer for the media they say it was a joke and the media says oh alright.

    • thatotherjean

      I’m not sure what else they could do, really. He is, gods help us, President of the United States. There’s a long tradition of being respectful that’s hard to act against.

  • Karl Dubhe

    Trump is a joke. A very bad one.

  • Gigi

    Of course it was a joke. He’d fail an I.Q. test.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Someone shown him the first page of the actual test.

      • Dale Snyder

        ^^^^THIS^^^^

  • Jon Doh

    Did someone just tell him 100 is not the highest score?

    • bambinoitaliano

      100? He was aiming at 10.

      • Todd20036

        He’s no 10. He’s a 2 with a fat wallet. And frankly, I’m not that desperate.

    • Chucktech

      No one can score 100. Very difficult. Who knew scoring 100 was so difficult? That’s what people are saying.

  • laura
  • zhera

    Ya know… I had 10 days without this nonsense. It was 10 lovely days. I watched a lot of movies and I did some handcrafting. It’s amazing how little one thinks about the Orange One when he’s not in your face/on your screen every hour of every day.

    And now I’m back here and it hits me again: This pathetic excuse of a carbon-based lifeform is the actual PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Supposedly the most important job in the world. And he’s whining about IQ and hand size and ratings, he’s telling poor people who’s just lost what little they had that they don’t matter, he’s ignoring the Constitution, the UN, NATO and international treaties. He’s destroying the country.

    AND NOBODY HAS STOPPED HIM YET.

    What the fuck, world?

    • Chucktech

      Just fucking deplorable, isn’t it?

      • zhera

        My emotional state dropped 15 points in 1 hour after I logged back online. It’s depressingly deplorable!

    • Tatonka

      I wish I knew what to tell you. Things are bleak. We live in a cold, hostile and disordered universe.

      • zhera

        The world is so much nicer in Escapeland. Handsome men, courage, heroic deeds, good guy always wins…

        I should go back there.

        • Lars Littlefield

          Honey, if the mens are handsome I’d go back ASAP!

    • Donald is a boil on the pimpled ample ass of America and the Republicans keep hiding the needles.

      • zhera

        Lance that fucker!

        • David Walker

          I dated a guy named Lance for a short while. That was pretty much my opinion of him, too.

          • zhera

            So… it wasn’t “Lance, fuck me!”? 🙁

    • David Walker

      Fortunately you had the opportunity to escape and you took it. Well done! Unfortunately, it both is and isn’t the world’s problem to eradicate the vermin. It is our problem, we need to get rid of him, and as a people, even as a majority opposition in a minority position, we aren’t doing anything. Can’t Norway adopt us?

      • zhera

        Norway re-elected (well, sort of) the right-wing* government. I wouldn’t put too much hope in us. 🙁

        *what you’d call Democrat, because your GOP Party is extreme right in Norwegian terms.

    • tbj5

      He’s not really the President.

      Kelly and Mattis and McMaster babysit him and keep him contained. It’s still dysfunctional, but not as bad as if Trump wasn’t suffering from dementia and had been able to pull of his dictatorship coup. And if the few good bureaucrats in office hasn’t been there to stop him as well.

      The only way I get through the day is realizing that he’s already lost. His posse is mostly out of the WH. Mueller is gonna nail his add. There are good guys making sure the system pulls out this evil, legally, and by the roots.

      • bandanajack

        keep dreaming and thinking happy thoughts, the evil is deeper than one man, it permeates the republican party and the chain of succession is a nightmare of a higher order…
        pray for a well regulated military coup.

        • tbj5

          We don’t need a coup. That’s why Muellers investigation is happening. So the rule of law takes them down. And the investigation is going as wide as it is in-depth, to make sure it catches every one that was complicit in this treason.

          It’s not a dream. Just like it wasn’t a dream that Comey was investigating Trump Russia for all those months; Patriots are working behind the scenes to right this wrong the right way. Without a coup or riots or violent upheaval.

        • Galvestonian

          … nullify the damn election

          • bandanajack

            NOW yet talking! That is the only way the ship of state stops rocking.

    • Duh-David
    • Galvestonian

      No — he’s a Russian puppet and what he’s doing is Putin’s orders … tear down the U.S. — destroy it.

  • Friday

    So, Drumph postures and then has his staff back down before he has to actually put up for his own ‘challenge.’

  • bambinoitaliano
    • Hey, Railgun! Solid. That was a good one. ^_^

      I like to use one from my all-time favorite anime, personally. I’ve done this a lot during the past year:

      https://www.otakuhouse.com/images/2016/09/Kyon-Facepalm.gif

      Edit – There’s even a relevant quote from it for the times: “If there is a god in this world, he or she has horrible judgment and a nasty sense of humor.”

    • Todd20036

      That ice cream sundae looks tasty

  • Stubenville

    No, Trump is a joke.

  • Tomcat

    Hey trump,LiL Kim has a good joke for you. Want your war and assassination plans back? Fuck yourself.

  • Snarky

    Cue the people blaming the media for the shit that oozes out of Huckabee Sanders’ mouth.

    • Tomcat

      123 see you.

  • Tomcat

    And the Vegas shooter was joking too.

  • Donald may once have actually had a fairly high intelligence quotient, but as our commenting friend Ross here would tell us, his extreme, pathological narcissism has resulted in a deliberately pursued ignorance. He knows nothing and is too lazy to learn anything new, and worse, he believes he’s the world’s top expert in everything because… well, narcissism. He’s lied to himself his entire life about being a genius, basically, because no matter your aptitude, you are not at all a genius unless you put work into educating yourself.

    However, the erratic behavior, apparent loss of cognition, and noticeable degradation of his language skills leads me to believe we’re also witnessing rapidly advancing dementia.

    In other words, it’s both.

    • He knows nothing…

      He’s the heir to the old Know Nothing movement.

    • RoFaWh

      Would you say his language skills have degraded since the election?

  • Treant

    It’s hard to take something for a joke when it’s not funny. And when, in fact, it’s meant as a bullying statement.

    It’s not very far away, ethically, from repeatedly striking Tillerson and when he calls the police, simply replying, “It was a joke.”

  • Blake J Butler
  • RoFaWh

    We all know the truth: Trump, as usual, was just indulging in word salad but managed to say something that made sense. Accidents do happen! Of course, he knows perfectly well he’s one of history’s stupidest and most ignorant men, so now we have the back pedalling “it’s just a joke” so he can avoid the embarrassment of his IQ coming back at the sub-moron level.

    • Donald Trump: The American Presidency of the Sub-moron

  • Halou

    Yes, the president’s IQ is a joke.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    IQ so high I don’t have to pay my bills… ha ha losers!

    • Tomcat

      My IQ is so high it confuses me.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Tell him the 2016 election was a joke. NBC was testing a pilot. Now pack up and get the fuck out!

    • Tomcat

      One sick cruel joke.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    YOU are the joke Sarah.
    Buy a mirror for gods sake!

  • j.martindale

    Like hell it was.

  • Frostbite

    Trump’s IQ is a joke.

  • acde

    That WAS a joke. He IS a jokle

  • Tread

    Jesus Fuck. I hate these fucking people.

    • CB

      Exactly. I’ve been using profanity like never before. It helps a bit.

      • Tomcat

        It is sort of like primal screaming.

        • Tread

          Like I’m constantly in a state of anger/outrage. AHS is making it worse by treating the election as a “joke” and not a horror show in itself. The fact that regular Americans aren’t horrified at what messaging is coming out of Washington is just…

    • Mark

      Saying fuck clears the throat chakra – I use it multiple times a day and have found fuckety fuck fucked works quite nicely

      • David Walker

        It also helps stretch the fingers when typing.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Google “go the fuck to sleep”

        • thatotherjean

          Needs to be nightly reading, if you have small children. Just not reading TO the small children, unless you intend to enlarge their vocabulary.

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            I used to have trouble going to sleep until I started listening to this every night. 🙂

      • RoFaWh

        In moments of stress I go “fuck shit goddamit”.

        • Mark

          Mine is fuck this goddam shit….

  • Tomcat

    I have a beautiful brain, not even wrinkled.

    • Tomcat

      Floats around in my uge head.

    • Hue-Man

      Never been used.

    • stuckinthewoods

      Trump’s brain is lovely and unwrinkled too. Botox keeps it smooth.

  • Tatonka

    If nobody laughs, and everybody thinks it’s actually one of Trump’s better ideas, perhaps you should reevaluate your definition of “joke.”

  • FAEN

    Everything is a joke. This administration is a joke-and a dangerous one at that.

  • ColoMtnWoman

    I’d take $500 of that… Trump wouldn’t know who’s buried in Grant’s Tomb.

    • Tomcat

      I am guessing a white guy.

  • Tomcat

    I am going to bomb North Korea, just kidding, LiL Kim stopped those plans by stealing them.

  • TrueWords
  • Will Parkinson

    Trump is one long, agonizing joke.

  • TrueWords
    • greenmanTN

      Case in point: an educated person would not say that, ever.

      • TrueWords

        Exactly…if you have to convince someone of your intelligence…it is severely lacking…

        • Todd20036

          Yup. People who are talented don’t have to brag. They just do it.

      • RoFaWh
  • Lizard

    Oh good, Schrodinger’s Asshole applied by the fucking White House. Perfect.

  • Tomcat

    Every fart Trump does the media jumps to cover it. STOP covering everything the idiot does please.

  • Tomcat

    Got to admit trump is making comedians rich. Hopefully they can afford to flee when he starts the war.

  • 2patricius2

    Trump is a joke. A very, very, very bad joke. He is the trick without the treat on Halloween.

  • Tomcat

    Do not let your kids dress as trump for Halloween. They might get poisoned candy.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Well, that’s one reason …

  • Taylor

    The thing about Trump’s “jokes” is that they’re always at someone else’s expense.

    • Tor

      Typical of most conservative attempts at “humor.”

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        They really do suck at it, don’t they?

        • Tor

          Yes.

  • Gigi
  • Jefe5084
  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • “Sun go bye-bye. Bye sun! Bye!”

      • Tomcat

        Look everyone at what I am doing, I am closing the sun.

        • “Uh oh! Made a boom-boom in my pants again.”

    • Tomcat

      Come on Grayson, analyze his mind.
      Reveal his illness.

      • Life-long sociopathy and extreme narcissistic personality disorder, now with added rapidly advancing dementia, just like his father had.

        • Tomcat

          Not rapid enough!!!!!

          • If they ever haul his fat ass off to prison, I want him aware enough to know why.

          • -M-

            Ideally, but I’ll settle for the whole administration being removed as soon as possible and going to prison even if they don’t suffer as much as they should.

  • Tomcat

    From now on if he jokes and does not declare it a joke immediately he cannot go back later and say it is.

  • Tomcat

    Too bad a reporter did not say when she said he was joking.
    Was it a joke or is he a joke, we are confused?

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    That IDIOCRACY tag is going to get worn out if Mueller doesn’t hurry up.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I know that we gays are loathe to comment on looks, but did she dig up Saint Tammy Faye Bakker for those eyelashes?

  • SoCalGal20
    • I’ve been following that feed since August when they “restarted” the war. Makes for fascinating daily reading.

    • Tomcat

      We were separatist back then to a large degree.

      • RoFaWh

        ITYM “isolationist”

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Harvey Weinstein has been accused of three rapes and Fox News wants to know why Hillary Clinton hasn’t been arrested yet.

    • Tomcat

      Of course.

    • Ross

      …and, Donald Trump has bragged about molesting women and Fox News wants to know why Hillary Clinton hasn’t been arrested yet.

      • The_Wretched

        I recently stubbed my toe and Fox News wants to know why Hillary Clinton hasn’t been arrested yet.

        • Bad Tom

          There used to be an actual profession of sin eaters.
          Essentially, they were professional scapegoats.

          They were shunned by society, but WELL PAID. People understood the value of scapegoats.

          No more. We hate our scapegoats.

          We are very stupid, as a species.

  • Ross
    • Stubenville

      Sounds legit.

  • The joke is Trump’s IQ.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I’ve always been proud of the fact that I am higher than my IQ.

  • Tomcat

    Thank Lucifer Mueller is not joking.

  • Tomcat

    People with high IQ’s do not brag about them. They just use them.

    • RoFaWh

      That’s like people who hold legitimate PhD’s (as opposed to ones with diplomas found in Cracker Jack boxes).

  • Tomcat

    Get the hell out of Obama’s house you idiot joker.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Sarah and North Korea news lady were color coordinated today.
    http://www.southeastradio.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/North-Korea-Newsreader-219×127.jpg

    • Lars Littlefield

      North Korea News Lady is more believable.

      • -M-

        Certainly better dressed.

  • Michael R

    Secretary of State hopeful John Bolton caught walking
    into White House as Trump meets with Tillerson

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/busted-secretary-of-state-hopeful-john-bolton-caught-walking-into-white-house-as-trump-meets-with-tillerson/

    • Lizard

      My, my. He might not even make it to the usual 5:30 pm on Friday.

    • pj

      bolton wont last long either. hes as much of a moron boss as chump.

  • Tomcat

    My brain is great and big and beautiful, I made it out of nutty putty.

  • thatotherjean

    It’s always a joke when he’s going to come out on the short end.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Just like his penis.

      • Tomcat

        I know, is it a penis or a clit?

  • Tomcat

    You know what would make a great joke?
    Obama and Trump standing next to each other at urinals and Obama glances over and laughs.

    • thatotherjean

      I do believe that Obama has more class than that, though.

      • Lars Littlefield

        Well, I don’t and I think that is hilarious! LOL!!!

      • Tomcat

        I was thinking of a cartoon, not him actually doing that.

    • ohbear1957

      …Donald glances over, does a double-take and begins to sob.

      • RoFaWh

        IMO, Trump would promptly log on to Twitter and tweet how he saw Obama’s cock and gee, was it ever tiny!

  • dafs

    I really look forward to Huckabee Sanders’ fall.

  • Ken M

    Sounds about time for Sarah to say good bye, permanently.

    • Tomcat

      Are you kidding, she has the press scared to death of her. She is not going anywhere.

  • boatboy_srq

    Trump’s IQ Test Challenge Was A Joke

    fixt.

  • Tom Ato

    The whole administration is a joke.

    • billbear1961

      NIGHTMARE

  • JCF
  • FelineMama

    EVERYTHING’S a joke with this Idiot Moron in Chief. Challlenge him on sumin’, “It’s just a JOKE”, Threaten N. Korea, Just a joke. Throwin’ paper towels, Just a joke. Ya know who’s the JOKE (JOKER) but not at all funny, why, it would be YOU, Pretend POTUS . No, YOU ARE NOT A FUNNY GUY. PATHETIC, NOT FUNNY!!!!
    He knows he’s a ASSHOLE & he thinks we can’t get rid of him.

  • justme

    No Huckleberry..

    Donnie IS a joke!!!

  • Tom Furgas

    I would LOVE to see Mr. Trump and Mr. Tillerson take an IQ test. Tillerson would mop the floor with Mr. Trump.

  • Paula

    Trump must have a sense of humor, he hired Sarah, didn’t he?

  • Michael R
    • AmeriCanadian

      Guaranteed to rot your teeth and give you diabetes.

    • FelineMama

      Destroy the Mutant Peep! Destroy NOW!!

  • And a joke it is. Trump’s decades older than his own IQ.

  • boobert

    He wasn’t making a joke, he IS the joke !

    • billbear1961

      Sadly, one that could kill us all.

  • Bad Tom

    EVERYTHING that backfires with Trump turns out to be a joke.
    That is so convenient.

  • billbear1961

    We want to see test results, you fucking moron.

    EDIT: That’s aimed at 45, not Sanders.

    Just felt the need to clarify.

    Thank you.

  • Nick in Pasadena

    There she goes again, trying to convince us the Orange Embarrassment is capable of having a sense of humor. That’s even harder to believe than him having an IQ score.

  • Galvestonian

    He’s the joke and no-one is laughing …

  • MassageBear
  • fastlanestranger

    Everyone already knows this but Trump.

  • Rick Jackson

    White House: Trump is a joke.

    If they had said that, it would have been the fist honest comment out of the white house since January.

  • EdA

    A joke or being sarcastic. Yuh. Like assassinating a president or her judicial nominees that he doesn’t like.

    So we’d better hope that Vladimir Putin AND Kim Jung-un AND the President and prime Minister of China understand Benedict Trump’s sense of humor and have a more nuanced command of the English language than this pool of santorum has.

  • JT

    White House: Trump’s IQ Test Challenge Was A Joke

    Just like his IQ.

  • MassageBear

    Mensa offers to host IQ-test showdown between Trump and Tillerson http://hill.cm/xglyP2N

  • Gianni

    Donnie was just making another one of his famous jokes. Just like his presidency. Murrca needs to get a sense of humor, just like Sarah advised. If nothing else, Donnie is going to teach us how to yuck it up like we used to.

  • northern_neighbour

    Didn’t listen but … Fluorescent Fuchsia Spokes-Whore!

    Next assignment ??? … maybe KKKristian WhiteLivesMatter Spokes-Whore.

  • Uh oh! The kiss of *FULL CONFIDENCE*! Run away, Rex, run away!

  • rednekokie

    No — tRump’s IQ test was not a joke. However, tRump’s IQ is indeed a joke.
    I thought that was settled law.

  • Frostbite

    So I wonder, where will SS go from here? Like do you put “Trump’s cover-up gal” on your resume? Who hires you? Not she can go hide under a rock now.

  • Trump presidency is one big joke!

  • SDG

    His IQ is a joke!