On his first full day in office, President Donald Trump was in action on January 21 while thousands of angry feminists filled the National Mall. Trump focused on the job at hand, which included giving an address to personnel at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency across the river in Langley, Virginia. He denounced the various media that had reported on a supposed “feud” between himself and the intelligence community. He also expressed displeasure over the coverage of his inauguration on January 20. White House press secretary Sean Spicer that same day over what he called "false reporting" of attendance at Trump's inauguration.
At CIA headquarters, Trump praised the agency for its work in defeating Muslim terrorists and said that they are “going to get so much backing" from this administration. Stating that he received the most votes from members of the intelligence community, law enforcement, and military, he said that "probably almost everybody in this room voted for me" in the election. At least one media outlet estimated the turnout in the lobby of the CIA at 400. "We're all on the same wavelength, folks," Trump said. Behind him soared a white marble wall emblazoned with stars representing CIA officers who have given their lives for the nation.
On the same busy day, the Trump  and the White House made other statements, appointments, and actions:
* Sean Spicer announced the president will meet with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto on January 31. Trump and Peña Nieto have spoken recently by phone on issues that include security, immigration, and trade. 
*Attended a church service at Washington National Cathedral of the Episcopal Church of the USA.
* Trump spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: the leader of the other partner in the North American Free Trade Agreement which Trump has vowed to change.
* The White House announced that British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Trump on January 27.
* The Department of Justice said Trump is cleared to hire son-in-law Jared Kushner as a White House adviser, having found that law against nepotism does not apply to the executive branch.
* Trump repeated his opposition to the 2003 war in Iraq, while reiterating that the U.S. should have kept that country’s oil and thus halted the rise of ISIS. He said, "Maybe we'll have another chance."
* On Twitter, Trump wrote: "I am honored to serve you, the great American People, as your 45th President of the United States!"
* Trump spoke to Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu tonight. Netanyahu is due to visit in February.



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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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