Trump doesn’t read it, but out of pettiness, he is refusing to give Joe Biden access to the classified Presidential Daily Briefing.
NBC News‘s Peter Alexander tweeted:
The Trump administration is not granting Biden access to the Presidential Daily Briefing of classified intelligence.
Not clear when Trump last received it, but the PDB has not been on his public schedule in seven weeks (September 22).
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) November 11, 2020
Trump is attempting to deny Joe Biden any of the legitimacy that comes with an overwhelming election victory, but in the process, he is doing great harm to the national security of the country.
In modern history, there has never been a president-elect who was denied access to the classified intelligence that he needs to protect America from threats, until now.
Part of the importance of a smooth transition of power is that the nation isn’t weakened and vulnerable to attack while it is transitioning from one presidential administration to another. Donald Trump doesn’t read the presidential briefing. He has ignored for years as he prefers verbal briefings from his aides.
Even in defeat, Trump continues to find ways to put himself first and put the people of the United States in danger with his behavior.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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