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‘They were totally misquoted,’ Trump brushes off his intel chiefs’ contradiction of his policies



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ABOUT: President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed aside the contradictions his intelligence chiefs offered on his policies on Iran, North Korea and ISIS, saying he had spoken to them and got reassurance they ‘were totally misquoted’ and it was ‘fake news.’ ‘They said they were totally misquoted and totally taken out of context.What I do, I suggested you call them.They said it was fake news, which, frankly, didn’t surprise me at all,’ Trump told reporters at the White House after being asked if he’d spoken to them about their testimony to a Senate panel earlier this week.When pressed by the media about what FBI directory Christopher Wray, CIA director Gina Haspel, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said in a public hearing that was broadcast on C-SPAN on Tuesday, Trump brushed the questions aside.’We’re here to talk right now about China,’ he said during his Oval Office meeting with Chinese trade officials.’Next please.’ He also tweeted a photo of him meeting with Coats, Haspel, National Security Adviser John Bolton and other members of his intelligence team on Thursday and noted: ‘Just concluded a great meeting with my Intel team in the Oval Office who told me that what they said on Tuesday at the Senate Hearing was mischaracterized by the media.’ He added: ‘I would suggest you read the COMPLETE testimony from Tuesday.A false narrative is so bad for our Country.I value our intelligence c

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