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Trump Reacts Best to Maps and Images, Deputy Spy Chief Says

  • Think ‘geospatially’ to get his attention, Susan Gordon says
  • ‘When we go in with a map or an image, it is a great day’

The best way for America’s spy agencies to get through to President Donald Trump is “geospatially,” using maps and images, according to Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Susan Gordon.

Trump has a “penchant for action” and prefers visual aids to help understand a situation or make a decision, Gordon said Wednesday at a conference in Washington focused on threats to the U.S.