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Awkward Moment Between The Trumps At Inauguration? (Video)

| by Michael Allen

There appeared to be an awkward moment between President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump during the inauguration on Jan. 20 (video below).

Evangelist Franklin Graham was speaking when the president turned around and faced a smiling Melania. However, the moment the president turned back around, her face suddenly went grim.

Little Green Footballs, a political blog, notes that some people have suggested the video was reversed or tampered with, but the writer points out how Trump’s movements matched Graham’s words in a video from another angle. The blog concluded: "[T]his clip was obviously not reversed. It’s legitimate. As for what it shows, you can draw your own conclusions."

In more Trump news, the president's speech at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on Jan. 21, may not have been very well received despite the applause.

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An unidentified government official told CBS News that the president's "uncomfortable" visit may have "made relations with the intelligence community worse."

While video of the president's speech made it appear as if the CIA was cheering him, authorities are saying that the first three rows were packed with about 40 Trump supporters.

The CIA’s senior leadership was reportedly close to the front, but did not cheer the president's speech, which included his declared love for the CIA.

Unidentified officials said teams working for the president, Vice President Mike Pence and Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas, who became the CIA Director on Jan. 23, were responsible for packing the event in the first few rows.

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer denied any knowledge of "Trump or White House folks" in the first few rows.

However, a source with knowledge of the president’s CIA appearance denied Spicer's version.

Trump compared U.S. intelligence agencies to the Nazis in a tweet on Jan. 11, noted Politico: "Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to 'leak' into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?"

Then-CIA Director John Brennan fired back on Jan. 15 during an interview with Fox News: "What I do find outrageous is equating an intelligence community with Nazi Germany. I do take great umbrage at that, and there is no basis for Mr. Trump to point fingers at the intelligence community for leaking information that was already available publicly."

Sources: Little Green Footballs, CBS News, Politico, YouTube / Photo credit: Boss Tweed/Flickr

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