The quote going around after Donald Trump’s interview with Chris Wallace is that “he’s like a smart person” and doesn’t need daily intelligence briefings. He did say that but it leaves out the gist of the interview which is that the briefings are the same thing every day – they’re repetitive.
He also talked about all the people who do get the briefings – the generals, Mike Pence. What I would like to know is why they didn’t care that Barack Obama did not sit for briefings.
Trump said if something changes, he’s there, but he doesn’t need to hear the same thing over and over.
President-Elect Trump says he doesn't need daily intelligence briefings: "I'm, like… a smart person"pic.twitter.com/nGrGFNkYCU
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