‘Trump Should Be Ashamed Of Himself’, CIA Director John Brennan Says
Outgoing Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said Saturday that he is “deeply saddened and angered” by President Donald Trump’s “despicable display of self-aggrandizement” during a speech in front of CIA employees.
After spending months disparaging the U.S. Intel community, Trump visited the spy agency headquarters to attack the media for accurately reporting the crowd size at his inauguration and brag about his shocking victory telling the agents that “probably almost everybody in this room voted for me.”
Standing in front of a wall decorated with 117 chiseled stars ― each for an agent who died in the line of duty ― Trump also told CIA officials that the U.S. should have “kept the oil” after invading Iraq.
“Now I said it for economic reasons,” he said. “But if you think about it, Mike, if we kept the oil, you probably wouldn’t have ISIS because that’s where they made their money in the first place, so we should have kept the oil.”
Of course, taking Iraq’s oil would be a violation of international law and United Nations agreements. But Trump, who makes no secret about his tendency to cheat and bend the rules to get his way, is probably ignorant of that fact.