NPR

After Months Of Withering Criticism, Trump Prepares To Visit FBI

President Trump is preparing to appear at a graduation ceremony for a new class of FBI employees Friday. The visit will be complicated, given months of blistering criticism of the agency on Twitter.
President Trump is visiting the FBI on Friday for a graduation ceremony. Source: Yuri Gripas

President Trump is traveling to Quantico, Va., on Friday to speak with an unlikely audience: the latest graduating class at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

It's not unusual for a president to shower love on his FBI agents and intelligence analysts. President Obama a few months after he took office in 2009, donning an FBI baseball cap."

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR1 min read
Top Dutch Orchestra And Ousted Conductor Daniele Gatti Settle Dispute
The acclaimed Concertgebouw Orchestra issued a warmly worded statement Tuesday saying its disagreements with the conductor have been resolved by both parties.
NPR2 min read
Better Oblivion Community Center: Tiny Desk Concert
Tiny Desk alums Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers surprised us all with their stunning collaboration this year as Better Oblivion Community Center. Together they radiate joy at the desk.
NPR8 min read
County Jails Struggle With A New Role As America's Prime Centers For Opioid Detox
The National Sheriffs' Association has published a detailed guide to jail-based medication-assisted treatment. States hardest hit by opioids are moving fastest to get inmates the help needed to quit.