Trump: I’m like, a smart person’ and don’t need intelligence briefings every day
It must be wonderful to be so smart that you know more than the generals and more than the CIA.
In a rare post-election interview that aired Sunday, Trump argued for why he did not need to receive regular classified intelligence briefings on national security and foreign affairs, saying he told intelligence officials to only brief him when a situation the intelligence community is monitoring changes.
“I get it when I need it,” Trump told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace.
“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,” the president-elect added. “I don’t need that. But I do say, ‘If something should change, let us know.'”