President Trump visits CIA for Gina Haspel swearing-in ceremony

President Trump attended the swearing-in ceremony for Gina Haspel.

"There is no one in this country better qualified for this extraordinary office than you," Trump said.

"That's big," Trump said. "Now Gina will lead this agency into its next great chapter."

“It took courage for her to say yes in the face of a lot of very negative politics, and what was supposed to be a negative vote,” Trump said. “But I'll tell you, when you testified before the committee, it was over. There was not much they could say.”

For her part, despite the president’s repeated clashes with the intelligence community, Haspel delivered her own set of remarks describing Trump as a steadfast friend of the CIA.

“You have placed enormous trust in the C.I.A. throughout your presidency,” Haspel said. “And the men and women of C.I.A. do not take that for granted.”