Trump started today — Tuesday, October 10 — with his usual tweet storm. This man is a raving, honking lunatic.
Trump challenges Tillerson to an IQ test
President Donald Trump challenged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to an “IQ test” while talking to a reporter at the White House.
The secretary of state reportedly called the president a “f*cking moron” during a Pentagon meeting in July, although his comments weren’t reported until last week, and Tillerson didn’t quite deny making them.
The secretary of state, however, insisted the president was “smart” — but he refused to answer a specific question about whether he’d insulted Trump’s intelligence.
The president disputed the NBC News report during an interview with Forbes published Tuesday, but he also took a shot of his own at Tillerson.
“I think it’s fake news,” Trump told Forbes, “but if he did that, I guess we’ll have to compare IQ tests — and I can tell you who is going to win.
He continued his public attacks on Tillerson’s diplomatic work with North Korea, which he said was helpful to the secretary of state.
“He was wasting his time,” Trump said. “I’m not undermining, I think I’m actually strengthening authority.”
Trump threatens NFL owners with tax law changes.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for changes to U.S. tax law affecting the National Football League, fueling a feud with the league and its players over protests that he says disrespect the nation.
“Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.
(COMMENT: Trump hates the NFL because, back in the 1980’s, the NFL owners refused his offer to buy the Buffalo Bills. His feelings were hurt and he has carried a grudge since then.)
Trump claims he and he alone will fix healthcare
President Donald Trump began Tuesday with a Twitterstorm saying that he alone will fix the healthcare crisis.
“Since Congress can’t get its act together on HealthCare, I will be using the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many people – FAST,” Trump tweeted. Though It’s not clear what plan he intends to enact, or how he will accomplish what a Republican-majority Congress has been unable to do.