How to Brief Trump on National Security

Reuters, in an article on Donald Trump's upcoming first foreign trip, reports:

Conversations with some officials who have briefed Trump and others who are aware of how he absorbs information portray a president with a short attention span. He likes single-page memos and visual aids like maps, charts, graphs and photos.

National Security Council officials have strategically included Trump's name in "as many paragraphs as we can because he keeps reading if he's mentioned," according to one source, who relayed conversations he had with NSC officials. (my emphasis).

Why am I not surprised?

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    That is just (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu May 18, 2017 at 06:33:25 PM EST
    So sad.  It makes you want to laugh and cry at the same time.

    Also read (none / 0) (#2)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu May 18, 2017 at 06:47:59 PM EST
    Foreign leaders have been advised to keep their remarks short because of his attention span.  Love to have seen the eye rolling that was greeted with.

    At the risk of repeating this one time too many .. (none / 0) (#3)
    by Erehwon on Thu May 18, 2017 at 08:17:26 PM EST
    "On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." -- H. L. Mencken

    The day has come ...

    Have you heard his views of exercise? (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu May 18, 2017 at 08:39:25 PM EST
    He thinks the human body is like a battery with limited precious fluids (ok I added the fluids part) and if you exercise you use up all your juice.  So exercise is bad.

    I swear to god.

    Do a web search.

    Dr Strangelove is driving now.


    Does that mean I can skip the gym tomorrow? (none / 0) (#5)
    by fishcamp on Thu May 18, 2017 at 10:55:54 PM EST
    No, you are older than 5 (5.00 / 2) (#7)
    by Militarytracy on Fri May 19, 2017 at 03:14:12 AM EST
    No, you're making this up :) (none / 0) (#6)
    by Militarytracy on Fri May 19, 2017 at 03:11:34 AM EST
    Juice...I'm pretty sure this was my argument when I was 5 as to why I could not clean my room. I was out of juice. I'm sorry mom