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Trump's Aides See To It His Daily Briefing Doesn't Upset Him

All must be careful not to hurt the King baby's fee fees.
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We have a King baby in charge. It is a scary thing to have a sitting U.S. president needing to be coddled and pampered so much.

Trump's #1 enemy is the Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB).

How important are they? You may remember on Aug. 6, 2001, George Bush ignored a PDB that told him “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.”

We all know what happened shortly afterwards.

We had a massive internet attack by the Russian government during the 2016 general election and are still vulnerable to another one. Yet the U.S. intelligence services are more worried about upsetting this crybaby rather than inform him of what's going on in the real world..

U.S. officials declined to discuss whether the stream of recent intelligence on Russia has been shared with Trump. Current and former officials said that his daily intelligence update — known as the president’s daily brief, or PDB — is often structured to avoid upsetting him.

Russia-related intelligence that might draw Trump’s ire is in some cases included only in the written assessment and not raised orally, said a former senior intelligence official familiar with the matter. In other cases, Trump’s main briefer — a veteran CIA analyst — adjusts the order of his presentation and text, aiming to soften the impact.

“If you talk about Russia, meddling, interference — that takes the PDB off the rails,” said a second former senior U.S. intelligence official.

I have no words.

Listen to Greg Miller, author of the Washington Post article, explain how they coddle President Manbaby in the video above.

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