Trump Visits CIA: 'Nobody I Respect More' Than Intelligence Officials
For his first event on his first full day in office, President Trump made a stop at CIA Headquarters to remind the intelligence community of his support for them.
"There's no one more supportive of the CIA" than me, Trump said to the hundreds of officials at the George Bush Center for Intelligence in Langley, Va.
He said that the military would "lose fewer lives" in foreign conflicts with a strong Central Intelligence Agency.
Trump renewed his call to eradicate ISIS and all forms of radical Islamic terrorism, and heaped praise on his nominee for CIA director, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.).
He called Pompeo "the only guy" he wanted to consider after meeting the West Point graduate.
He also clarified media reports of his "feud" with the intelligence community, criticizing the press and telling the officials his feelings are "exactly the opposite."
"I love you, I respect you, there's nobody I respect more," he said.