Mensa Just Offered To Host IQ Test For Trump And Tillerson
Enraged by reports that Tillerson called him a “moron,” President Trump suggested in an interview with Forbes published Tuesday that he and the Secretary of State go head-to-head in an intelligence quotient showdown.
“I think it’s fake news,” Trump told the magazine of Tillerson’s “moron” remark, “but if he did that, I guess we’ll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win.”
Well, bring on! Mensa says it’s willing to host President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a battle of the brains.
ITK reached out to the geniuses at Mensa — which describes itself as “an international society whose only qualification for membership is a score in the top 2 percent of the general population on a standardized intelligence test” — and asked if they’d be willing to take Trump’s suggestion.
“American Mensa would be happy to hold a testing session for President Trump and Secretary Tillerson,” said Charles Brown, the group’s communications director, according to The Hill.
Asked if any American president or Cabinet member has ever taken a Mensa admissions test before, Brown pointed out that while the group can confirm membership, it doesn’t release who’s actually taken the brain-busting exam.
“But it’s important to note that our admissions test is not the sole way to qualify for Mensa — there are hundreds of other prior-evidence tests that can qualify a member,” Brown told The Hill. “And the early success of many presidents no doubt exposed them to those types of qualifying avenues.”
Brown named former President Clinton’s experience as a Rhodes Scholar, Jimmy Carter’s work as a nuclear engineer and George H.W. Bush’s time as a military pilot as good candidates for the society.
“Each could have encountered standardized academic tests (LSAT, GMAT, Miller Analogies), where qualifying scores would have propelled them into Mensa,” Brown said, according to the report.
Well, Mr. Trump, your move.