California Democratic Representative Adam Schiff and President Donald Trump (Photos byWilliam B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire and NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP for Getty Images)

The United States Intelligence community is an internationally respected "coalition of 17 agencies and organizations within the Executive Branch that work both independently and collaboratively to gather and analyze the intelligence necessary to conduct foreign relations and national security activities." Everything is coordinated through the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

However—despite having no experience with intelligence—President Donald Trump again insulted his own agencies' abilities. In a Twitter post, the President characterized the personnel who dedicate their lives in the military and civilian intelligence gathering workforce as passive, naive and wrong.

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Jimmy Kimmel gives his opening monologue on his ABC late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, July 18, 2018. (ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live)

In his opening monologue Wednesday night, the Jimmy Kimmel Live host spent most of his time talking about the same thing much of the internet was discussing: President Donald Trump's latest questionable statement and his administration's attempts to backpedal from it.

While speaking to the press during a Wednesday cabinet meeting, the President answered "No" when asked by ABC News reporter Cecilia Vega, twice, if Russian meddling in United States political affairs was still an issue.

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks to the White House press corps. (@atrupar/Twitter)

On an already rough day for White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, things only got worse. After being unable or unwilling to answer multiple questions, reporters from competing press outlets, NBC's Hallie Jackson and The Hill's Jordan Fabian banded together when Sanders tried to block Jackson's follow-up question.

Jackson's original question, which Sanders talked over and failed to directly address or answer, concerned the credibility of a president constantly having to have his words reversed or reworded or reinterpreted to create a meaning different than the one everyone heard.

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Lights begin to dim at the White House as President Donald Trump speaks to the press about insults leveled at U.S. intelligence agencies. (@JordanUhl/Twitter)

Tuesday, President Donald Trump attempted to walk back his disparaging remarksboth on Twitter Sunday and in Helsinki Monday—about the United States in general and U.S. intelligence agencies in particular.

But after stating he had "a full faith in our intelligence agencies," the lights at the White House dimmed and then went out.

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Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has joined a slew of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle who've criticized President Donald Trump after he warned there will be "fire" and "fury" if North Korea keeps threatening the United States. Trump issued his warning after a new U.S. intelligence assessment concluded that North Korea has built a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on top of a ballistic missile.

"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen... he has been very threatening beyond a normal state. They will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before," Trump said yesterday during a photo op at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

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