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Trump Gets Oral Intel Briefing Without Text

President Trump has come to rely on oral intelligence briefings, rather than reading the full Presidential Daily Brief as his seven predecessors did, three sources tell The Washington Post. Reading the “dense intelligence book” does not cater to Trump’s “style of learning,” one source said. Instead, analysis changed the briefings to include “photos, videos, and graphics.” Another source said Trump sometimes complained that the briefers were “talking down to him.” A spokesman for the National Security Council claimed that he “is an avid consumer of intelligence,” and “looks forward every day to the give and take of his intelligence briefings.”