Trump Likes Intel Briefings to Be “Short”
President-elect Donald Trump is expressing concern about what he has heard during his intelligence briefings on global threats.
“I’ve had a lot of briefings that are very … I don’t want to say ‘scary,’ because I’ll solve the problems,” he said in an interview with Axios.
“But … we have some big enemies out there in this country and we have some very big enemies — very big and, in some cases, strong enemies.”
He also talked about the importance of making the right decisions while in office.
“You also realize that you’ve got to get it right,” Trump said, “because a mistake would be very, very costly in so many different ways.”
The president-elect also told the news outlet he prefers his briefings to be short.
“I like bullets or I like as little as possible,” he said.
“I don’t need, you know, 200-page reports on something that can be handled on a page. That I can tell you.”
Last month, Trump pushed back against criticism that he does not receive intelligence briefings daily.
“I get it when I need it,” Trump said in an interview that aired on “Fox News Sunday.”
(h/t The Hill)