United States President-elect, Donald Trump says he does not need to receive the intelligence briefings every day because they are repetitive.
“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 for the next eight years. Could be eight years — but eight years. I don’t need that. But I do say, ‘If something should change, let us know.”
Trump gets about one briefing per week, while Vice President-elect Mike Pence receives them several times a week, Reuters reported. Past presidents-elect have often welcomed the President’s Daily Brief, a highly classified document.
Trump’s reluctance to take the briefings has prompted criticism from Democrats about his knowledge of key issues. Trump claimed he will get briefings when situations change but not “the same thing every day, every morning.”