Donald Trump might as well be an 8-year-old kid. According to The Washington Post, Trump wants his intelligence briefings to be short and full of “killer graphics.”
“That’s our task, right? To deliver the material in a way that he can best understand the information we’re trying to communicate,” CIA Director Mike Pompeo told The Post
He also added that Trump frequently stops briefings to ask questions and to look over graphics such as maps and charts.
Back in January Trump told Axios that, “I like bullets, or I like as little as possible. I don’t need, you know, 200-page reports on something that can be handled on a page.”
According to the Post, Trump receives his daily intel briefings over a glass of Diet Coke at about 10:30 a.m.. Pompeo said that the briefings are “very oral, interactive discussion[s].”
But, as Mark Lowenthal, a former assistant director of the CIA, told The Post, Trump’s “lack of previous exposure” to such intelligence could lead to more unprecedented blunders with highly classified material.
“Pompeo and Coats are doing their best to give him the most accurate daily briefing, but my sense is in the rank-and-file, they are very worried about how do you deal with him and about sharing with him sensitive material,” Lowenthal said.