He went on to say that he learned “that our leadership, Barack Obama, did not follow what our experts … said to do.” “I could tell,” Trump added. “I’m pretty good with the body language. I could tell they were not happy. Our leaders did not follow what they were recommending.” interview body languageTrump advisor Mike Flynn, who attended the briefings with the candidate, supported Trump’s comments in an interview with NBC. Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general and former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said he also saw briefers convey displeasure with White House policy. “I sure did … in a very specific way,” said Flynn, who added that intelligence officers made distinctions between their briefing points and White House policy, according to NBC. Some Republicans asked about the comments made by their party’s presidential nominee took issue — if cautiously — with his characterization. “Typically, I will say, with intelligence briefings they really attempt not to give you a direction,” Tennessee Republican Sen.
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