Any other president-elect allowing just one presidential briefing a week would see an uprise from both Democrats and Republicans alike. There are a lot of evil in this world, and America is in the crosshairs of those trying to do us harm. Always knowing what the challenges are is a smart way to stay prepared.
But for whatever reason, Trump’s need to remain ignorant to what’s going on in the rest of the world does not alarm Washington politicians like it should.
President-elect Donald Trump is receiving an average of one presidential intelligence briefing a week, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter, far fewer than most of his recent predecessors.
Although they are not required to, presidents-elect have in the past generally welcomed the opportunity to receive the President’s Daily Brief (PDB), the most highly classified and closely held document in the government, on a regular basis.
It was not immediately clear why Trump has decided not to receive the intelligence briefings available to President Barack Obama more frequently, or whether that has made any difference in his presidential preparations.