During an interview, Trump said he does not need to receive a presidential intelligence briefing every day because he said they are repetitive from day to day.
“You know, I’m, like, a smart person,” Trump said. “I don’t have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years. Could be eight years, but eight years I don’t need that.But I do say, ‘If something should change, let us know.’”
He said that when he becomes president on January 20, his eldest children and his Trump company executives would run his global business empire and he would have nothing to do with its management. But he stopped short of saying he would divest his holdings, as ethics critics have said he needs to do in order to avoid potential conflicts of interest with the decisions he makes as the U.S. leader.
Trump is planning to make a statement Thursday on the details of how he will separate himself from the Trump Organization when he assumes power.
He said he is “open-minded” on environmental issues and whether the United States should remain supportive of the worldwide agreement reached in Paris for controlling greenhouse gas emissions that scientists have concluded are leading to dangerous global climate changes.