Trump claims intel officers let him know Obama didn’t follow their advice
Donald Trump, asked about what he learned at an intelligence briefing, decided that they signaled to him their dislike of President Obama. This is absurd on the face of it, as they don’t give police advice, and they wouldn’t reveal in a briefing something of this nature.
Trump said Wednesday that he could tell from the “body language” of intelligence officials who gave him two separate briefings on U.S. national security in recent weeks that they were “not happy” with what he described as the failure of President Obama and others in the administration to “follow what they were recommending.”
Trump said he “didn’t learn anything” from the briefers that would change his views on how to defeat the Islamic State…
“What I did learn is that our leadership, Barack Obama, did not follow what our experts and our truly — when they call it intelligence, it’s there for a reason — what our experts said to do,” the Republican presidential nominee said during an NBC forum on national security.
“And I was very, very surprised. In almost every instance, and I could tell, I have pretty good with the body language, I could tell, they were not happy. Our leaders did not follow what they were recommending,” he said.