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Trump Once (Wrongly) Criticized Obama for Not Attending Intel Briefings

Trump said Obama “does not read his intelligence briefings” and surmised he was “Too busy I guess!”

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    President-elect Donald Trump has said it’s no big deal that he’s only attended a handful of intelligence briefings in the past month, NBC News reported. However, Trump once criticized President Obama — incorrectly — for doing the same.

    In a tweet from September 2014, Trump said Obama “does not read his intelligence briefings” and surmised the president was “Too busy I guess!”

    Not only was this claim without merit, it was based on a dubious report from the conservative Government Accountability Institute — which was co-founded by future White House Chief Strategist Steven Bannon.