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On Sunday, Donald Trump appeared on Fox News Sunday, where it came to light that he doesn’t really do daily briefings.
In fact, according to Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, Trump only takes them once a week – if that.
When asked about it, Trump had said he got the briefing “when he need[ed] it”, and that he is “like a smart person” and doesn’t need to be told the same thing “every day”.
In short, Trump, soon-to-be president, feels he doesn’t need the daily briefings on a daily basis.
Suffice to say, the internet is an unforgiving place...
Trump abandons practice of receiving a daily intelligence briefing. “I’m a smart person. I don’t need to be told the same thing every day" — Lionel Barber (@Lionel Barber)
@Mediaite briefings from big 0 staff suspect. just a quick summary now and then til he needs a real assessment — justbob (@justbob)
It got people asking the question - did Barack Obama miss his security briefings, too?
Trump scares me. He is skipping his daily intelligence briefings. Incidentally he accused Pres. Obama of doing this and it was not true. — SAB (@SAB)
A Washington Postarticle on the subject confirms that “different presidents have structured their daily briefing from the CIA to fit their unique personal styles”.
The article went on to say that both Presidents George Bush and George W. Bush had minimal oral briefings – communicating directly with a CIA official.
While Obama read his presidential daily brief, he did not always attend a personal briefing meeting.
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