President Joe Biden, the most gaffe-prone president in American history, revealed why he believes former President Donald Trump shouldn’t have access to any intelligence briefings at this point, even though it’s customary for former presidents to still be in the intelligence loop to some degree.
Biden had the audacity to suggest that Trump “might slip and say something,” which was the richest thing to date that I think we’ve heard from dementia Joe.
Reuters has the story:
U.S. President Joe Biden does not believe his predecessor Donald Trump should have access to any intelligence briefings because of his “erratic behavior,” Biden said in an interview released on Friday.
“I think not,” Biden said when asked by CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell if Trump should get the briefings.
“Because of his erratic behavior unrelated to the insurrection,” Biden said, referring to the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by Trump’s supporters.
Former U.S. presidents traditionally receive some intelligence briefings even after they have left office.
Trump frequently denigrated the intelligence community and was not known for taking long briefings during his White House tenure. The Republican is facing his second impeachment trial next week, this time charged with sparking an insurrection at the Capitol by calling on people to “fight” the results of the Nov. 3 election he lost.
Asked what his biggest concern would be if Trump received classified information, Biden demurred.
“I’d rather not speculate out loud. I just think that there is no need for him to have the … intelligence briefings. What value is giving him an intelligence briefing? What impact does he have at all, other than the fact he might slip and say something?” Biden said.
It’s clear that Biden is so far out of touch with reality that he probably didn’t even realize that he suggested Trump would possibly be the one to “slip” and reveal classified information.
That’s not to mention the situation with Biden’s family — especially his son, Hunter Biden — who, by many accounts, are potentially compromised by some of America’s greatest adversaries.
The bottom line is that like past presidents, Trump has every right to have access to the level of intelligence briefings afforded to former presidents and nothing Biden says about it is going to change that.
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org