“The reason you’re my first stop is as you know I have a running war with the media- they are among the most dishonest beings on earth, they say I have a feud with the intelligence community. The reason you’re my first stop is exactly the opposite,” Trump said.
“I am so behind you,” he told CIA officials at Langley, Virginia.
Trump continued with examples of the “dishonest media” claiming they skewed attendance figures for his inauguration citing lower numbers and showing images of an empty field.
He also called out Time magazine for running a false story stating that he had removed Martin Luther King’s bust from the Oval Office when it was in fact just blocked from view by a cameraman.
Trump told the CIA that he has a great respect for the agency and believes it is “going to be one of the most important groups in the country in making us safe again.”
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“There is nobody that feels stronger about the intelligence community and CIA than Donald Trump,” he said
He had nothing but praise for the agency highlighting their importance going forward.
“I love you, I respect you, we’re going to start winning again and you will be leading the charge,” he told some 400 officers who came in on their time off for the historic visit.
The meeting was the new president’s first official visit to a government agency.