Trump: When It Comes to Defending America, Gina Will Never, Ever Back Down
TRUMP: "Our enemies will take note: Gina is tough. She is strong, and when it comes to defending America, Gina will never ever back down. I know her. I spent a lot of time with the Gina. Gina played a crucial role in our fight against al-Qaeda. Her first day on the job at the CIA counter-terrorism center was September 11, 2001, and she tirelessly hunted terrorist for the next three years. She went on to become deputy director of the National Clandestine Service, and most recently deputy director of the CIA. During her decades of distinguished service, Gina has earned the George H. W. Bush award for excellence in counter-terrorism, and the intelligence medal of merit. Most importantly she has earned the universal respect, admiration and trust of here colleagues here at the CIA; throughout the government, and all over the world, Gina is truly respected. And today also we also marked another proud milestone as Gina becomes the first woman ever to lead the CIA."