Donald Trump may love the "poorly educated," but it turns out he is also a "big fan" of intelligence. Or rather, "intelligence." The president-elect shared the news in a series of tweets Thursday morning:
Trump's defense follows reports that he "sided with" WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over the U.S. intelligence community. Trump has publicly doubted the CIA and FBI's intelligence alleging Russia's role in the Democratic hackings last year.
Many Republicans have been heavily critical of Trump's dismissal of national intelligence: "You seem to have two choices now," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has said. "Some guy living in an embassy, on the run from the law for rape, who has a history of undermining American democracy and releasing classified information to put our troops at risk. Or the 17 intelligence agencies sworn to defend us. I'm going with them."