CIA Director Mike Pompeo said President Trump is an "avid consumer" of the intelligence he's provided and that any reports to the contrary are false.
During an interview that aired Saturday on MSNBC, Pompeo said he meets with Trump "nearly every day."
"We have 35 or 40 minutes on his schedule," Pompeo said to Hugh Hewitt on his new Saturday morning show. That almost always runs long, which is great. Great questions. He is a serious consumer of the product that the intelligence community delivers and I appreciate that, because I think it informs how he thinks about the world."
Pompeo suggested that the last CIA director under former President Barack Obama, John Brennan, was not so directly involved with his commander in chief.
"I know that my predecessor handled it differently, wasn't there very often. President Obama consumed his intelligence in a different way. President Trump is incredibly demanding of the intelligence community, asks us incredibly difficult questions, and counts on myself and other leaders in the [intelligence community] to deliver those answers for him," he said.
Asked about Trump's critics who allege the president is "uninterested in facts on the ground," Pompeo replied that he could not "imagine a statement that is anymore false."
"He's an avid consumer of the products we provide, thinks about them and comes back and asks great questions, and then, perhaps most importantly, relies upon that information," he said.
Pompeo later revealed that a topic that Trump is especially interested in is North Korea. "I hardly ever escape a day at the white house without the president asking me about North Korea and how it is that the United States is responding to that threat," he said.