The CIA director says Trump’s tweets are a National Security Threat

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In an interview with Michael Gove for the Times, Donald Trump has shown his preference over Tweeting rather than briefing the press, citing his mistrust of them.

The president-elect said he was likely to tweet from his own personal handle because of the 20 million followers he has on the platform from that profile:

I thought I’d do less of it, but I’m covered so dishonestly by the press — so dishonestly — that I can put out Twitter — and it’s not 140, it’s now 140, 280 — I can go bing bing bing and I just keep going and they put it on and as soon as I tweet it out — this morning on television, Fox — 'Donald Trump, we have breaking news'.

On Sunday in an interview with Fox News Sunday, outgoing CIA Director John Brennan implored him to be more careful about how he uses the platform when he assumes office.

He said:

Spontaneity is not something that protects national security interests.

So therefore when he speaks or when he reacts, just make sure he understands that the implications and impact on the United States could be profound.

It's more than just about Mr. Trump. It's about the United States of America.

Watch the full video, below:

Just wait till he gets the @POTUS handle on 20 January as the below exchange confirmed he would.

Side note: This twitter exchange has aged badly.

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