CIA agents were not applauding Donald Trump’s speech. He brought his own cheering section.

Numerous Americans expressed concern across social media yesterday when Donald Trump’s televised speech at the CIA headquarters in Langley gave the appearance that the CIA agents and/or CIA officials in the audience were applauding when Trump accused the media of being dishonest. But as it turns out, that was a staged moment for television which was set up by the Trump campaign in advance, and the CIA people in the audience weren’t even the ones clapping.

Pool reporters were in the room during Trump’s speech at the CIA, and as leading British newspaper The Independent is now confirming about the event, “Pool reports later clarified that the attendants who were cheering and clapping when Mr Trump spoke were not CIA staffers but people who accompanied Mr Trump to the briefing.”

So if you were disturbed by the idea of CIA agents applauding Trump’s attacks on the media, don’t worry, it wasn’t them. It’s just that your “president” is so dishonest that he trying to trick you into believing it happened, which may not be any more comforting.

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  1. Claudia Groh on January 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    I thought so, to me when he asked if they voted for him and thought they had, then raddled on about whatever, and the clapping was too timely, right on que, and so was the laughing,
    I thought how odd! And was any of them really CIA people? Maybe one or two!
    As it was Saturday.
    Trump most likely did this for practice as he can’t speak, makes little sense 99% of the time!
    Just a stupid idiot who needs to resign!

  2. Willow Arune on January 22, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    My gawds! Manufacturing alternative facts. As if lying was not enough…

  3. Michael Baer on January 22, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I wonder how many of the acts of violence during the inauguration were staged? Is anybody investigatin that one?

    As far as the CIA, they are in the profession of intelligence which means 3 things. First, the tend towards being intelligent. Second, most are expert and parsing truth from lie. (Like when Trump said he was behind them 1,000%) Third, it was less than two weeks earlier that he called them Nazis. Somehow I think they see the discord between that statement and backing them 1,000%

    Keep up the good work, Mr. Palmer


  4. Denise on January 22, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    CIA needs to come forward to the public about this.

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