The way President Trump tells it, the meandering, falsehood-filled, self-involved speech that he gave at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters was one of the greatest addresses ever given.
â€œThat speech was a home run,â€ Trump told ABC News just a few minutes into his first major television interview since moving into the White House. â€œSee what Fox said. They said it was one of the great speeches. They showed the people applauding and screaming. â€¦ I got a standing ovation. In fact, they said it was the biggest standing ovation since Peyton Manning had won the Super Bowl, and they said it was equal. I got a standing ovation. It lasted for a long period of time.â€
The most powerful man in the world continued: â€œYou probably ran it live. I know when I do good speeches. I know when I do bad speeches. That speech was a total home run. They loved it. â€¦ People loved it. They loved it. They gave me a standing ovation for a long period of time. They never even sat down, most of them, during the speech. There was love in the room. You and other networks covered it very inaccurately. â€¦ That speech was a good speech. And you and a couple of other networks tried to downplay that speech. And it was very, very unfortunate that you did.â€
They brought in supporters to cheer because, as you might expect after Trump’s comments during the campaign, most of the intelligence community hates his ever-living guts.