McEnany attempted Tuesday to explain away damning reports that the president was either not briefed or didn’t pay attention to intelligence reports that raised concerns the Russian government was paying bounties to Taliban fighters to kill U.S. soldiers.
A reporter asked about reports that the president isn’t much of a reader, especially when it comes to his intelligence briefing books:
“The president does read and he also consumes intelligence verbally. This president, I’ll tell you, is the most informed person on the planet Earth when it comes to the threats that we face.”
Kayleigh: The President does read and also consumes intelligence verbally. This President is the most informed person on the planet earth when it comes to the threats that we face pic.twitter.com/tr0e8MU0LN— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 30, 2020
So yesterday they said "The President hasn't been briefed" on the bounties and today they're saying "He's the most informed person on matters of national security."— Jesse (@Ackackadack1) June 30, 2020
“Consuming intelligence verbally” is what stoners call snacking on edibles and talking horseshit.— Philip O'Connor (@philipoconnor) June 30, 2020
Explains a lot, tbf. https://t.co/NZOXt5hjTU
I’m pretty sure that “Consuming intelligence verbally” can cause high blood pressure and other secondary infections. Check with your doctor before beginning a course of “verbal intelligence.” https://t.co/UHEIJMFBlH— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) June 30, 2020
Nothing hammers home the WH talking point that Joe Biden is old and confused quite like insisting that their guy knows how to read. https://t.co/TYwXdWOCvy— Brian Tyler Cohen...