Obama warns Trump on intelligence briefings: Without them 'you're flying blind'


Addressing the concerns related to skipping intelligence briefings, Donald Trump recently told Chris Wallace of 'Fox News Sunday,' in part, "I'm, like, a smart person. I don't have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years...I don't need that. But I do say, 'If something should change, let us know.'"

In an apparent reference to Trump's comments, on Monday night, President Obama shared his own views on intelligence briefings during an interview with Trevor Noah of Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show.'

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Obama said, "It doesn't matter how smart you are. You have to have the best information possible to make the best decisions possible."

He continued, "And my experience with our intelligence agencies is that they are not perfect. They would be the first to acknowledge that."


Obama added, "But they are full of extraordinarily hard-working, patriotic and knowledgeable experts, and if you are not getting their perspective, their detailed perspective, then you are flying blind."