The Presidential Daily Brief is the gold standard for intelligence analysts— a "hoax" would never be included. When Trump says that threats against American troops don’t make it to his desk, he’s just lying. Trump can't provide national leadership, only dangerous excuses.
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"It doesn't end up in the Presidential Daily Brief if it's a hoax," House Intelligence Cmte. Chairman Schiff says of the Russian bounty plot. "So when the president says it didn't make it to his desk — he's just lying about it."
WH says Trump reads presidential daily briefings. But officials say he relies on graphic-driven oral briefing. Trump can be “frustrated with intelligence because it shows a problem but doesn't provide an answer," one fmr official said.
Re the importance of reading presidential daily briefs, here’s one from August 6, 2001, since declassified: