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Donald Trump’s explosive feud with his own Secretary of State — who reportedly called him a fucking moron — is a disaster for diplomacy, but a cornucopia for late-night comedians.

Trump responded to Rex Tillerson’s alleged insult with a challenge. “I think it’s fake news,” said the president, “but if he did [call Trump a moron] I guess we’ll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who’s going to win.”

For Stephen Colbert, Trump’s childish retort offered its own irresistible challenge: What is Trump’s IQ?

The Late Show host goes on to discuss Senator Bob Corker’s “bowel-loosening opinions about our president,” based on the Tennessee Republican’s personal knowledge as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Preventing World War III may be why the White House staff, notably chief of staff John Kelly, tries to manage Trump “like a toddler” by employing various “distractions.”

Secretary of State and former CIA chief Mike Pompeo

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Before Mike Pompeo was secretary of state in the Trump Administration, he served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency — a position he held from January 2017 (the month Trump was sworn into office) to April 2018. Journalist Natasha Bertrand looks back on Pompeo's activities as CIA director in an article for Politico, reporting that he "put together an undisclosed board of outside advisers" that "some at the agency viewed as inappropriately weighted toward wealthy individuals and well-connected political figures."

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