According to a report from The Washington Post, Donald Trump has only received two classified intelligence briefings since winning the election this month, which is notably lower than previous presidents at this stage.
Mike Pence has set aside time for near daily briefings, according to officials. Trump transition team officials said that he is devoting time to filling his administration at this stage and not to make too big a deal of the lack of briefings thus far.
Trump also hasn’t met with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper yet.
From The Washington Post:
But others have interpreted Trump’s limited engagement with his briefing team as an additional sign of indifference from a president-elect who has no meaningful experience on national security issues and was dismissive of U.S. intelligence agencies’ capabilities and findings during the campaign.
A senior U.S. official who receives the same briefing delivered to President Obama each day said that devoting time to such sessions would help Trump get up to speed on world events.
So…the candidate who always spoke of national security, and defeated ISIS and RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM, is too busy to attend daily intelligence briefings?
And this is ok?
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