Trump Gets Daily Presidential Intelligence Briefing Only About Once a Week: Official

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Donald Trump is getting a Presidential Daily Brief on average only once a week, according to a US official with knowledge of situation.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a Victory Tour Rally, on Dec. 8, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a Victory Tour Rally, on Dec. 8, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Trump has attracted some criticism for not regularly participating in national security briefings as regularly as past leaders preparing to occupy the White House. Insiders say that rapid changes in the world’s security situations require the American leader to be as up to date as possible.

Vice President-elect Mike Pence is receiving the briefings on a daily basis.

However, Trump has requested focused briefings on North Korea, the official said.

Contact between the American president with the leader of North Korea has been frowned upon, given the country’s long list of human rights concerns have led Washington to keep its distance.

But that could change.

“I would speak to him, I would have no problem speaking to him,” Trump said in May about Korean leader Kim Jong-un.