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Tillerson Favored vs. Trump in IQ Battle

Tillerson Favored vs. Trump in IQ Battle - Bovada Sportsbook

Amid reports that Rex Tillerson referred to Donald Trump as a “moron” following a recent highly-charged meeting at the White House, the US Secretary of State has emerged as the slim -120 favorite to outscore the American president on an IQ test.

Tillerson allegedly made the disparaging comment about the President following a meeting in which Trump shocked the nation’s military brass by musing about a tenfold increase in America’s nuclear arsenal.

When asked about Tillerson’s unconfirmed remark in a recent interview, Trump dismissed it as “fake news”. But after offering to go toe-to-toe with his top diplomat in a battle of IQs, the leader of the free world has opened as an even-money underdog to win that war of wits.

While such a showdown is unlikely to occur, Mensa, the high IQ society, has reportedly stepped up with an offer to administer the IQ tests and settle the score in the battle of brainpower which marks the latest controversy to hit the Trump presidency.

Tillerson’s now-uncertain future as Secretary of State comes on the heels of numerous changes to the White House team, which started with the resignation of national security advisor Michael Flynn, and the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Sean Spicer resigned following a chaotic five months as press secretary, with White House Chief of Staff Reince Preibus following him just days later. John Kelly left his position as Homeland Security boss to take over as Chief of Staff, and is pegged as a -220 favorite to still hold that job on January 1, 2018.

 

Tillerson the Former CEO of ExxonMobil

As for Tillerson, he would not have to look far for his next opportunity should he decide to leave the Trump administration. The 65-year-old already ranked among the world’s most powerful people while serving as CEO of ExxonMobil.

Tillerson’s relationships with world leaders played a major role in his selection as Secretary of State, including his friendship with Vladimir Putin, who goes to the polls next March as a massive -1500 favorite to be re-elected as Russia’s president.

Despite the constant swirl of turmoil that has quickly become the hallmark of his presidency, betting against Trump is a perilous proposition. Trump consistently trailed on the polls and the odds ahead of his election victory last November, and was pegged as a +375 underdog just one day before Americans headed to the polls.

The 45th president has also endured short odds of being impeached before completing his first full term, while the rival Democratic Party has emerged as a -150 favorite to reclaim the White House in the 2020 US presidential election.

 

*Odds as of October 12, 2017

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