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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"I like Twitter because it trims off all the fat," Trump told Fox News, "if you can't get your point across in 140-characters or less, then it can't be that important anyways."

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TRUMP TOWER – Soon after securing the Republican presidential nomination, business mogul/reality TV star Donald J. Trump swore off any and all assistance from the U.S. intelligence community, stating he did not trust the briefings he was set to receive as the nominee. "I won't use them because they've made such bad decisions," he said at the time.

The Washington Post recently reported that a team of intelligence analysts "has been prepared to deliver daily briefings on global developments and security threats to Trump in the two weeks since he won," but he's passed on all but two meetings. Offered daily access to sensitive and classified information from around the globe, the U.S.'s incoming leader -- who has no governmental or military experience -- simply declined, declaring he'd rather receive his daily briefings over his favorite social media platform, Twitter.

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, who is also a senior member of Trump's transition team, told the Post that he is not concerned about Trump's Twitter preference.

"National security is Donald Trump's No. 1 priority and he's taking it very seriously," Nunes said. "Look how many leaders he's met with, how many phone calls he's taken, positions he's filled. So what if he uses Twitter…he's getting the job done."

Mr. Trump has tweeted almost two dozen times in the last two days, including a barrage of multi-tweet criticisms of the press, a violent tweetstorm about the popular vote and possible fraud, and his latest proposal; to jail or revoke citizenship of people who burn the American flag.

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"The Washington Post recently reported that a team of intelligence analysts "has been prepared to deliver daily briefings on global developments and security threats to Trump in the two weeks since he won," but he's passed on all but two meetings. Offered daily access to sensitive and classified information from around the globe, the U.S.'s incoming leader -- who has no governmental or military experience -- simply declined, declaring he'd rather receive his daily briefings over his favorite social media platform, Twitter."

OMFG.

You guys elected an ------- moron.

You built that.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2016-11-30 07:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's a joke site 726.

Or at least I hope it is...gulp....

#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2016-11-30 07:48 AM | Reply

Dammit! Doc got me.

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2016-11-30 08:16 AM | Reply

#2 You think? I mean with a story like this "Trump: Ben Carson Perfect For HUD Because ‘It Has The Word Urban In It'" it's hard to tell.

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2016-11-30 08:17 AM | Reply

-Dammit! Doc got me.

Honestly, considering how high strung you are, do you think it was hard?

I predict you'll get spoofed dozens of times in the next year.

You WANT to believe anything absurd.

#5 | Posted by eberly at 2016-11-30 08:27 AM | Reply

#1 | POSTED BY 726

Lmao, fooled by Doc's "fake news."

#6 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-11-30 08:50 AM | Reply

You WANT to believe anything absurd.
#5 | POSTED BY EBERLY

Just ask a Trump voter.

#7 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2016-11-30 09:16 AM | Reply

7

fair point.

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2016-11-30 09:27 AM | Reply

#5 You want to put a wager on your prediction?

#9 | Posted by 726 at 2016-11-30 09:29 AM | Reply

I don't wager here. It's a silly notion anyway.

But I'll keep score just for fun sake.

#10 | Posted by eberly at 2016-11-30 09:33 AM | Reply

The truth, Presidential briefing papers, (findings) have a format that was set up by Eisenhower. The cover page has a subject line, then a paragraph listing conclusions. The reason for those conclusions, and the sources for that intelligence are in the text under that page. Believe it or not, 140 characters are adequate. Oh and by the way, the guy that delivers those findings every morning is finishing up his day. He spends the night reading/ studying those findings to brief the POTUS or answer his questions. Findings are rated by confidence level. Seldom do findings exceed 80%.

#11 | Posted by docnjo at 2016-11-30 12:14 PM | Reply

Is this your one man crusade to out fake news sites, Doc?

#12 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2016-12-01 11:58 AM | Reply

#12 | Posted by MUSTANG, Look up presidential findings. The format is public knowledge, the content is not. Actually the top sheet is a cardboard cover with a security designation. Confidential, Classified, Secret, Top Secret, Compartmentalized- Red, White, Blue, and Black. The designations are public knowledge too. Legal penalties are based upon security designations, so it is in public law.

#13 | Posted by docnjo at 2016-12-02 01:59 PM | Reply

BTW, I have had a secret and top secret clearance. But even then, the information I recieved was on a need to know basis.

#14 | Posted by docnjo at 2016-12-02 07:33 PM | Reply

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