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Trump is skipping Intelligence Briefings

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Washington Post: Trump turning away intelligence briefers since election win

    "President-elect Donald Trump has received two classified intelligence briefings since his surprise election victory earlier this month, a frequency that is notably lower — at least so far — than that of his predecessors, current and former U.S. officials said."

    By contrast... "After his election in 2008, President Obama took part not only in regular intelligence briefings but also scheduled “deep dives” on key subjects including Iran’s nuclear program and covert CIA operations, including the accelerating campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan."

    Not to worry though. Mike Pence is taking part in the daily intelligence briefings every day. As we have speculated, Pence will likely run the country and Trump will be the figurehead. So Trump doesn't need the daily briefings...and in any case they were probably too complicated for him to assimilate.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    He lacks the attention span.

    His transition process is falling apart like a Chinese motorcycle because nobody wants to do business with him.

    Really makes you wonder what's going to happen.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Too bad, I like to see that this guy gets overloaded and goes on pills and is awake 18 hours a day so he gets something.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    "Trump is skipping Intelligence Brifings"
    So, is the title of this thread ironical sarcasm or simply paradoxical irony. In either case it is the best humor in a title.
  • Center Left
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: "Trump is skipping Intelligence Brifings"

    So, is the title of this thread ironical sarcasm or simply paradoxical irony. In either case it is the best humor in a title.

    Exactly ! Intelligence ? I think not.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Schmidt Wrote: Not to worry though. Mike Pence is taking part in the daily intelligence briefings every day. As we have speculated, Pence will likely run the country and Trump will be the figurehead. So Trump doesn't need the daily briefings...and in any case they were probably too complicated for him to assimilate.

    This worries me greatly for more reasons than one.

    For starters, the President - not the Vice President - is in charge of the military, but Trump just doesn't seem to care about that.

    I wouldn't be surprised if this brings about a Constitutional crisis come January if Trump continues to delegate his Constitutionally mandated duties. Will Pence be tasked with ordering military strikes? Will the Congress and Courts allow him to?

    We are entering uncharted territories in this country.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: "Trump is skipping Intelligence Brifings"

    So, is the title of this thread ironical sarcasm or simply paradoxical irony. In either case it is the best humor in a title.

    I guess nobody appreciated the irony of "brifings".
  • Independent
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote:
    Chet Ruminski Wrote: "Trump is skipping Intelligence Brifings"

    So, is the title of this thread ironical sarcasm or simply paradoxical irony. In either case it is the best humor in a title.

    I guess nobody appreciated the irony of "brifings".
    Who is going to "brief" Ben Carson (HUD appointee) about building codes and what an "brick" is??? Will he change his stethoscope for an coverall? But yeah I guess this is an improvement over "splitting" together attached babies, who should have been aborted in the first place. I guess he will keep on "praying" that the inner cities will improve, without real action.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    As Trump himself said, "I know more than the generals." Furthermore, when Alex Jones covers everything Trump needs to know in the website InfoWars, who needs all these Washington intelligent insiders?

    When Alex Jones speaks Donald Trump tweets.