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SAD! It Shouldn’t Be News That Trump Got Intelligence Briefings Two Days In A Row

BATON ROUGE, LA - DECEMBER 9: President-elect Donald Trump tosses a 'Make America Great Again' hat into the crowd while speaking at the Dow Chemical Hangar, December 9, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Trump is in Louisiana to campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Kennedy. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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News broke on Thursday that Donald Trump had actually taken his President’s Daily Briefing two days in a row. How in the hell did this end up being news? The answer is simple: because the man we have chosen to run this country is too stupid to know just how stupid he is. He’s so stupid he thinks he’s too smart to get intel briefings.

Trump has come under fire for refusing to get his daily intelligence briefings. His defense is that he’s a really smart guy and the PDB is like, boring and stuff. So he’d just rather not. Besides, that’s what Mike Pence is for, right?

“I don’t have to be told ― you know, I’m, like, a smart person. I don’t have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day,” Trump told Fox News. “I don’t need to be told … the same thing every day, every morning ― same words. ‘Sir, nothing has changed. Let’s go over it again.’ I don’t need that.”

So now, this is where we find ourselves. When Trump actually does his job for a mere two days, it’s news. Two freaking days.

The fact that it is news when the commander-in-chief gets two days of intelligence briefings back to back should terrify every person in this country. It also highlights exactly how Trump has managed to send our foreign relations, particularly with China, into a nosedive before he even gets inaugurated.

If he had been interested in his intelligence briefings, maybe he would have known better than to chat up the president of Taiwan. If he had gotten his PDB before going off half-cocked on Twitter to rant about China seizing our drone, he would have known that the crisis had already been resolved.

But for now, Trump has had two days of intel briefings in a row and since that is a first for this narcissistic moron, it’s news. Sad.

April Hamlin

2 thoughts on “SAD! It Shouldn’t Be News That Trump Got Intelligence Briefings Two Days In A Row

  1. I must begin by saying that I was NOT a Donald Trump supporter, and the thoughts of horrors his presidency could bring bother me very much. Having said that, I feel obligated to share my thoughts on the skipped Security Briefings:
    FIRST; Trump is not yet the decision-maker (although he sometimes tries to be).
    SECOND; Mike Pence, Vice President Elect, DOES attend the meetings.
    THIRD; If we think about Trump’s statement, ” I don’t have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day,” which is the time-consuming matter that Trump thinks is unnecessary, that is not an illogical decision.
    Now, back to Mike Pence’s attendance at the meetings. If there are any significant NEW issues brought up in the daily briefings, and assuming he is able to inform Trump about them, what information is Trump not getting? EVEN IF Pence makes some minor errors in relaying the ‘new’ information to Trump, is it not reasonable that – in view of the fact that Trump is not yet the decision-maker – it would not be an immediate nation-threatening factor? It might not be unreasonable for the President-Elect to NOT attend the morning briefings now, but as we get into early January, within two or three weeks of his inauguration, perhaps he WILL attend..
    Of course, I could be wrong on this, but I’m reasonably sure that Trump is busy getting his administration team together and organized. Might that not, at this time, be better than being directly briefed on matters he cannot yet take action on?
    Also, should Pence not satisfactorily inform him of changing situations, he could always read the printed brief…


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