President Obama took a jab at his successor in remarks about the importance of daily intelligence briefings.
Obama criticized President-elect Donald Trump for reportedly not needing the daily security brief in an interview Monday with comedian Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”
Obama gives Trevor Noah a measured response on Trump not taking intel briefings. But emphasizes that without them you’re “flying blind.” pic.twitter.com/4JgHZR582I
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 13, 2016
“The president-elect may say one thing and do another once he is here because the truth of the thing is, it’s a big complicated world, it doesn’t matter how smart you are, you have to have the best possible information to make the best decision possible,” Obama said. Without the intelligence briefings, he warned, the president would be “flying blind.”
Apparently Obama’s short and very selective memory must have forgotten his own track record.
— ongle (@ongle) December 13, 2016
— Anthony (@VileStyle) December 13, 2016
The president also noted how proud he was of his administration for enforcing the rule that “intelligence shall not be subject to political spin.”
Twitter users found plenty to say about Obama’s track record as pilot.
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@markknoller ‘Flying Blind’, kind of like learning about government wrongdoing in the newspaper.
— Breitbart is Here (@mumubobby1) December 13, 2016
@mumubobby1 @markknoller And t.v.
— Eloy Vidauri (@ChromeYelllow) December 13, 2016
He should know, since #TheMightyObama is Notorious for Skipping his own Security Briefings over the last 8 Years.
— EasternOar (@EasternOar) December 13, 2016
— Sal (@SundevilSal) December 13, 2016
@chicagotribune From ineffectual, lead from behind abomination that couldn’t stay off the golf course. How many briefs did Obama miss?
— Halsey135.1 (@ConservativeXT) December 13, 2016
— rjput (@rjput01) December 13, 2016
Obama’s admitting he’s been flying blind, then…. https://t.co/ZnpjhNI17o
— SEPepper (@sepepper) December 13, 2016
Obama said if Trumps not getting Intel briefings daily that he’s Flying Blind? This coming from Pres. who said ISIS rise wasn’t on his radar
— RepublicanBites (@TrumpToWH) December 13, 2016
@markknoller how come Obama did not receive intel briefing every day?
— Judy Campbell (@jcmoontx) December 13, 2016
— Rocco (@rockutica) December 13, 2016
— DemSpir (@DemSpi) December 13, 2016
@SkyNews haha obama warns that? 2 failed wars later. What a guy
— Ant Cunners (@antcunners86) December 13, 2016
@TIME On the Daily Show, really? Enough said.
— MJR (@mjr1900_rl) December 13, 2016