On his first full day in office, Donald Trump went to make peace with the CIA, telling officers ‘I’m with you 1,000 percent’, after he had slammed the intelligence community over their investigation of Russian hacking.
He claimed the feud was invented by the media, and called reporters ‘among the most dishonest human beings on earth.’
“I am so behind you. And I know maybe sometimes you haven’t got the backing that you’ve wanted and you’re going to get so much backing. Maybe you’re going to say ‘please don’t give us so much backing. Mr. President, please, we don’t need that much backing’….
Mike Pompeo, Trump’s choice to head the CIA is yet to be confirmed by the Senate.
The outgoing CIA director John Brennan told Trump last Sunday, the president needed to be more ‘disciplined’ in his public comments.
“We have to get rid of ISIS we have no choice. Radical Islamic terrorism. And I said it yesterday, it has to be erradicated just off the face of the earth. This is evil, this is evil,” Trump told the CIA.
During his address to the intelligence agency he also took the time to address photos and TV shots of the crowds at his inauguration, saying they were misleading and that far more people were in attendance. He has so far made no mention of the Women’s March on Washington.