Trump Skips Written Intelligence Briefings

“For much of the past year, President Trump has rarely if ever reads the President’s Daily Brief, a document that lays out the most pressing information collected by U.S. intelligence agencies from hot spots around the world,” the Washington Post reports.

“Trump has opted to rely on an oral briefing of select intelligence issues in the Oval Office rather than getting the full written document delivered to review separately each day… Reading the traditionally dense intelligence book is not Trump’s preferred ‘style of learning.'”

Phillip Bump: “On 19 occasions, there have been tweets sent from his personal account within an hour of the scheduled briefing getting underway. On 11 occasions, there’s been a tweet within half an hour of his briefing getting underway.”

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