White House press secretary Sarah Sanders thinks members of the White House press corps need to learn how to take a joke.

During Tuesday's White House press briefing, reporters asked Sanders about Trump's suggestion he and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson should compare IQ tests to determine which man is smarter.

The president made the comments in an interview with Forbes published Tuesday and was responding to a report Tillerson called Trump a "moron."

Sanders said the president wasn't questioning his secretary of state's intelligence and was just joking.

"He made a joke. Maybe you guys should get a sense of humor and try it some time," she said. "He simply made a joke. He's been extremely clear time and time again despite the fact that you guys want to continue to bring this up and create a story."

"He's got 100 percent confidence in the secretary of state," she added. "He's said it multiple times over the last couple of weeks, and we're trying to move forward and focus on the agenda while you guys want to move forward and talk about who likes who when that's simply not what we're doing here."