A senior State Department official says Friday's meeting was last-minute and was related to the Middle East.
After a bombshell NBC News report last week that Tillerson had once called Trump a "moron", Trump lashed out at the outlet as "fake news" and used the expression again in an interview with Forbes about the alleged comment.
He produced two sets of IQ test results, one for Tillerson and one for Trump. Trump publicly slammed the reports as "fake news", and Tillerson told reporters that he remains committed to the President.
When 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.
Naming 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, Brown told us, "Each could have encountered standardized academic tests (LSAT, GMAT, Miller Analogies), where qualifying scores would have propelled them into Mensa". Also around this time, Trump made a politicized speech to the Boy Scouts of America, which Tillerson once led.
Nevertheless, something about the incident still seems to bother Trump, who was due to have lunch with Tillerson at the White House later on Tuesday.
"I'm generally not going to make a lot of the appointments that would normally be - because you don't need them", Trump said. I think he's the weakest secretary of state we've had in the post-war area.