October 10, 2017

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders this week insisted that President Donald Trump believes that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is intelligent.

At Tuesday's briefing, ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl noted that the president had recently suggested he would beat Tillerson in an "I.Q. test" after news reports said that the secretary of state had called his boss a "moron."

"The president certainly never implied that the secretary of state was not incredibly intelligent," Sanders insisted. "He made a joke, nothing more than that."

"He has full confidence in the secretary of state," she added. "They had a great visit earlier today and they're working hand-in-hand to move the president's agenda forward."

When pressed on the matter, Sanders shot back: "Maybe you guys should get a sense of humor."

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