Trump's brief appearance at the CIA on Saturday morning was accompanied by the uncomfortable sight of CIA employees cheering for Trump, but they weren't employees.
According to actual CIA employees who spoke to CBS News, the people cheering for Trump at the CIA were brought in to cheer for him.
An official said the visit “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.
An official with knowledge of the make-up of the crowd says that there were about 40 people who’d been invited by the Trump, Mike Pence and Rep. Mike Pompeo teams.
Moreover, the Trump regime apparently lied about attendance at the event. They claimed people were waiting in line to attend, but only 400 employees out of several thousand that were invited showed up.
White House press secretary and documented liar Sean Spicer pushed back against this report during today's press conference, but Spicer changed his story several times within that conference. Spicer initially insisted that CIA employees were seated in the front rows, but he later said he didn't know how many were employees.
This isn't even the second or third time Trump has brought his own supporters to an event to make himself look better, so I'm inclined to believe the CIA officials who spoke to CBS.