On Fox News Sunday, Donald Trump confirmed that he is snubbing the intelligence briefings available to him as president-elect. Perhaps a better title would be President-Neglect. And his negligence should send a shiver down the spine of all Americans. This is another affirmation of his arrogance and cavalier approach to the solemn duties of the presidency.
The reason Trump gave for his presidential truancy is pure Trumpian hubris. With regard to these critical advisories he told Fox’s Chris Wallace that “I get it when I need it.” Which sounds grossly similar to his position on grabbing women’s private parts. He went on to say:
“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.”
Like wow. He’s a such a smarty. And even though the national security landscape is constantly changing, once a week is all that this super-genius needs. An hour a week is plenty of time for him to grasp the complexities of international events. Plus, he’s probably getting additional counseling from his pal, Vladimir Putin.
Trump also insisted that daily briefings weren’t necessary because “My generals are being briefed. Mike Pence is being briefed.” So what does that say about them? Apparently they aren’t very smart. They do “have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day.” If Trump really believes that the briefings are redundant and, therefore, a waste of his time, why would his VP and others have to suffer through them? But if they are dispensing important information to his aides, then maybe he should be attending himself. He can’t have it both ways.
We have seen our pending Narcissist-in-Chief heralding his superior intellect before. For instance, that time when he was asked who he talks to for advice and he said that “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things.” And then there was the time he assured us that “All I know is what’s on the internet.” But at least we can take comfort in the fact that he “loves the poorly educated.” By that he must mean President Obama, who he called “the most ignorant president in our history.” Perhaps that’s why Obama has to receive the briefings six days a week. What a dummy.
Donald Trump has repeatedly demonstrated how pitifully ignorant he is about virtually every issue. Nevertheless, he still manages to have a delusional image of himself as a man of uncommon brilliance. That’s a combustible combination of character flaws. And should he actually make it through the inauguration the country is going to suffer for his boneheaded conceit.
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9 thoughts on “Trump Doesn’t Need Intelligence Briefings Because ‘I’m, Like, A Smart Person’”
I still find it hard to believe that there are enough ignorant people in this country to make Trump president.
I told many co-workers before the election, never underestimate the stupidity of the American people. Bush was elected twice. I’ve watched for forty year of voting, people voting against their own best interests.
Well, the National Enquirer has more subscribers than any other “news” paper. So . . .
Trump is the most unintelligent – stupid- person ever to con steal lie his way into the White House. This incompetent buffoon probably can’t understand what is being said. His insulting behavior is a catastrophe for the whole world.
Maybe national security has nothing to do with his actual agenda ? Then briefings would be a waste of his time.
Again the brainless wonder proves that he lives in an alternate world with no basis in reality. How many Americans will die because of his incompetence ? Of course the Russians helped him. Trump is a traitor to the United States as are all those in his team who assisted in this shameful exercise.
One of the losses from international business is any loyalty to a country. Trump and his minions are proof of this.
What an interesting day.. Appears the electoral college may get a briefing on Russia’s hacking… Donald should understand though.. Because he knows their not as smart as he is.
Donald knows more than the Generals don’t forget. Stinking briefings! Donald don’t need no stinking briefings!
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