- Jan 2017
I got a standing ovation.
Some analysis suggests that CIA staffers attending the event were never invited to sit down and so remained standing throughout—including during any applause—which is customary protocol during presidential speeches. Some analysis also suggests that applause was led by White House team members attending the event rather than CIA staff.
- For example, one can see at the beginning and end of the full event video that at least the front rows of attendees appear to have remand standing throughout the speech.
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- Donald Trump reportedly planted lackeys at CIA headquarters to give illusion of widespread support for his speech