President Donald Trump claimed Thursday that his top intelligence officials were “misquoted” and “taken out of context” when they publicly broke with some of his core foreign policy views during congressional testimony earlier this week.
CIA Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Tuesday shared assessments that were at odds with Trump’s talking points on sensitive issues such as North Korea and ISIS, prompting Trump to lash out at his intelligence officials, calling them “naive” and that they should “go back to school.”
When asked by reporters Thursday morning if he still has confidence in Haspel and Coats to give him good advice, Trump replied: “No. I disagree with certain things that they said. I think I’m right. Time will prove me right, probably.”