U.S. President Donald Trump visits the CIA in Langley, Virginia, where he pledges support for the intelligence agency after what has been a rocky transition. Nathan Frandino reports.
"These are really special amazing people" U.S. President Donald Trump making amends with the CIA on his first full day as commander-in-chief after a months long feud... (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "There is nobody who feels stronger about the intelligence community and the CIA than Donald Trump." A day after his inauguration, Trump seeking to leave no doubt with officers that he supports their work. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "I am with you a 1000 percent. You're going to get so much backing, maybe you're going to say please don't give us so much backing. Mr. President, please, we don't need that much backing." Leading up to his presidency, Trump engaged in an unprecedented public dispute with the CIA and other intelligence agencies over their conclusion that Russian hacked the Democratic National Committee in the 2016 campaign to help him prevail. But in his remarks at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia he blamed the media. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "They sort of made it sound like I had a feud with the intelligence community and I just want to let you know, the reason you're my number 1 stop is exactly the opposite. Exactly. And they understand that too." It wasn't the only shot at the media on Saturday. Trump said they also misrepresented the attendance numbers at his inauguration - which he said were 1 to 1.5 million... adding he believed aerial photos of the crowd were faked. Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer taking the media to task afterwards. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SEAN SPICER, TRUMP PRESS SECRETARY, SAYING: "These attempts to lesson the enthusiasm of the inauguraon are shameful and wrong." The CIA operating without a leader after former director John Brennan resigned effective Friday and as Trump's nominee Congressman Mike Pompeo awaits confirmation by the Senate.