After months of mocking the CIA and questioning its conclusions on Russian interference in the election, President Trump went to the agency headquarters in Langley, Va., on Saturday ostensibly to reach out but instead delivered an animated, rambling address in front of its memorial to fallen officers.
The visit was designed to send a conciliatory message to the agency on Trump's first full day in office, as well as show his support for Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), Trump’s nominee to run the CIA.
“I love you, I respect you. There is nobody I respect more. You are going to do a fantastic job. We are going to start winning again and you are going to be leading the charge,” Trump said.