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>> The intelligence->> After publicly rebuking his own intelligence agencies for contradicting many of his claims on foreign policy, President Trump on Thursday tried to patch things up between them but his explanation left some scratching their heads.>> They said that they were totally misquoted and they were totally, it was taken out of context and what I do is I'd suggest that you call them.
They said it was fake news so, which frankly didn't surprise me.>> Well, we just ran exactly what they said to Congress.>> Excuse me, excuse me, it didn't surprise me at all.>> The heads of America's spy agencies raised the President's hackles this week after they testified on Capitol Hill, delivering a global threat assessment that contradicted many of the President's claims.
They disputed Trump's claim of victory over ISIS.>> We have won against ISIS. We've beaten them and we've beaten them badly.>> ISIS will continue to be a threat to the United States.>> They still command thousands of fighters in Iraq and Syria.>> To the presidents boasts he's ended the North Korean nuclear threat.
>> We're well on our way to get denuclearization and the agreement says there will be total denuclearization.>> We currently assess that North Korea will seek to retain its WMD capabilities.>> And undercut Trump's past criticisms of the Iran nuclear deal.>> Saying Tehran was sticking with the terms of the 2015 accord.
>> At the moment technically they're in compliance.>> On Wednesday, Trump derided America's intelligence Chiefs as quote, passive and naive. He ended by saying quote, Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school.>> Do you still have confidence that Gina Haspel and Dan Coats could give you good advice?
>> No I disagree with certain things that they said. I think I'm right, but time will prove that, time will prove me right probably.>> But as Trump disparaged his security services, Republicans in the Senate rebuked his moves to pull American forces from Syria and Afghanistan. On Thursday, the Senate backed legislation introduced by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging the troops remain in the region.
Back at the White House the president was asked why the heads of America's intelligence agencies didn't address his most talked about security threat.>> Did the fact they didn't bring up the border as the world threat assessment, did that undermine or undercut when you said there's a crisis at the border?
>> It didn't undermine anything. We need a wall. If we don't have a wall we're never going to have security for our country.>> But they didn't bring it up as part of the national security assessment.>> Next>> Does that undercut?>> Please.