Showing Disdain For Dead CIA Operartives
I came to have a deeper appreciation for the Central Intelligence Agency through the eyes of Jack Ryan. The books penned by Tom Clancy were exceptional thrillers but also deeply researched and highly informative. It may seem a unique way to gain insight into the CIA but that was my route.
So what happened this weekend was nothing short of shocking to the nation. And it was most telling about the lack of regard Donald Trump has for the men and women who have died working for this nation while CIA operatives.
Trump spoke Saturday in front of the wall that has a star for each person from the CIA who has died in the line of their work. It was there Trump went into campaign mode and spoke glowing about himself and sent a another stinging rebuke to the press–another group who works to make democracy more solid in this land.
It was a most shameful display.
But now we learn that U.S. government sources tell CBS News Trump’s visit to CIA headquarters on Saturday “made relations with the intelligence community worse” and described the visit as “uncomfortable.”
“Authorities are also pushing back against the perception that the CIA workforce was cheering for the president. They say the first three rows in front of the president were largely made up of supporters of Mr. Trump’s campaign.”
Trump brought his supports to the wall designed to honor the fallen in order to make a political spin performance. Simply galling.