Trump has been delegating daily responsibilities to Mike Pence while hunkering down with a small group of aides and contemplating additional presidential pardons.
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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.
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: