Donald Trump is now receiving the President’s Daily Brief three times a week, according to Sean Spicer, a top Republican National Committee adviser working closely with the transition team.
Trump is also being briefed daily by his pick for national security adviser — Michael Flynn, who receives the President’s Daily Brief every day, Spicer said.
It had previously been reported Trump was only getting the so-called “PDB” on average once a week, according to a US official with knowledge of the situation. Vice President-elect Mike Pence was receiving the PDB every day.
Trump stated, “I get it when I need it,” the president-elect told Fox News’ Chris Wallace in an interview that aired on “Fox News Sunday,” responding to critics.
“These are very good people that are giving me the briefings. And I say, ‘If something should change from this point, immediately call me.’ I’m available on one minute’s notice. I don’t have to be told — you know, I’m like a smart person. I don’t have to be told the same thing and the same words every single day for the next eight years. Could be eight years — but eight years. I don’t need that,” Trump said.
So what caused this big change? Is there something that we don’t know?