President Donald Trump is getting very few intelligence briefings. The President was asked by reporters Monday about the state of his National Security Advisor’s health. Robert O’Brien was just diagnosed with coronavirus.
“I haven’t seen him lately,” was Trump’s very typical response, distancing himself from anyone with the virus.
Trump on National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien who recently tested positive for COVID-19: “I haven’t seen him lately.” pic.twitter.com/dQxQCVtAqA
— The Recount (@therecount) July 27, 2020
Given that Trump hasn’t seen his National Security Advisor lately, NCRM took the opportunity to once again go through the President’s official public calendar, and once again it reveals a President who has countless hours to tweet (36 tweets or retweets Monday morning alone) but little time for what are generally expected to be daily intelligence briefings.
Trump has claimed he doesn’t need to receive the President’s daily intelligence briefing, because he’s a “smart person.”
Trump has had just three “daily” intelligence briefings during the month of July. The last one was five days ago on Wednesday, July 22. He also had scheduled an intelligence briefing on July 7 and July 16.
(Note: these are scheduled. There is no way to know if Trump canceled any or all of them.)
In the month of June Trump had a mere seven intelligence briefings scheduled, on the 2nd, 4th, 10th, 16th, 19th, 26th, and 30th.
Trump also had seven intelligence briefings scheduled in May, on the 1st, the 6th, the 12th, the 15th, the 20th, the 22nd, and the 29th.
For April Trump had eight intelligence briefings scheduled: on the 1st, 3rd, 8th, 14th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, and 28th.
Enjoy this piece?
… then let us make a small request. The New Civil Rights Movement depends on readers like you to meet our ongoing expenses and continue producing quality progressive journalism. Three Silicon Valley giants consume 70 percent of all online advertising dollars, so we need your help to continue doing what we do.
NCRM is independent. You won’t find mainstream media bias here. From unflinching coverage of religious extremism, to spotlighting efforts to roll back our rights, NCRM continues to speak truth to power. America needs independent voices like NCRM to be sure no one is forgotten.
Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure NCRM remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to NCRM, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.
- 'PEOPLE CAN’T EVEN AFFORD BUSES AND HE’S ROBBING THE COFFERS BLIND'3 days ago
‘Robbing Us Blind!’: Photo of Trump Exiting Air Force One Leads to Angry Allegations Against His ‘Decadent Lifestyle’
- FIDDLING WHILE ROME BURNS3 days ago
Trump Off for Long Weekend of $250,000 Per Person Fundraisers – and One at Don Jr. And Kimberly Guilfoyle’s Hamptons Home
- 'ANGRY AND APPALLED'2 days ago
Trump’s Postmaster General Destabilizes Postal Service Just 87 Days Before Presidential Elections
- RELIGIOUS HYPOCRISY3 days ago
Jerry Falwell Jr. on Leave of Absence After Request From Board of Trustees – Just Days After Unzipped Pants Shot
- FIRST AMENDMENT3 days ago
Georgia School Backs Down on Suspending Hero Student Who Exposed Crowded Hallways During Pandemic
- BYE3 days ago
‘Falwell Should Step Down’: GOP Leader Calls for Liberty University to Find a New President After ‘Appalling’ Behavior
- News3 days ago
Top US Counter Intelligence Official Formally Announces Russia Working to Attack Biden, Helping Trump Win Re-Election
- 'FAKE SCANDAL! FAKE PRESIDENT!'3 days ago
‘You Are the Crime’: Trump Mocked for Calling Fake ‘Spygate’ the ‘Biggest Scandal’ – and Hoping It’s ‘Coming Soon’