President-elect Donald Trump complained that the intelligence briefings he gets are too long and said he only needs the bulletpoints in an interview with Axios published Wednesday.
“I like bullets or I like as little as possible,” Trump told the site about his briefings. “I don’t need, you know, 200-page reports on something that can be handled on a page. That I can tell you.”
Trump admitted that he is alarmed by what he’s learned about the country’s enemies.
“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. “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.”
“You also realize that you’ve got to get it right because a mistake would be very, very costly in so many different ways.”
Trump has long come under criticism for skipping intel briefings.
“I get it when I need it,” Trump told Fox News in December. “These are very good people that are giving me the briefings. And I say, ‘If something should change from this point, immediately call me. I’m available on one-minute’s notice.'”
According to The Hill, Trump receives about one intel briefing per week, much less than his predecessors.
“I’m, like, a smart person,” Trump told Fox. “I don’t have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years.”
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