US President Joe Biden said that former President Donald Trump should not be allowed access to intelligence briefings due to his “erratic behavior”.
There is a tradition in the US according to which former presidents are to be briefed on the security issues of the country, as a courtesy extended by the mandatory.
However, Biden was asked in an interview if Trump would be given the same courtesy. He said, “I think not.”
He said that Trump’s “erratic behavior” was his reason for refusing access.
Biden declined to tell what his worst fears would be if Trump were allowed to see classified reports. He said that Trump could not be trusted to allow confidential information to himself.
“I don’t think there’s any need for him to have an intelligence briefing,” Mr. Biden said in his first sit-down interview since becoming president.
“What value is giving him an intelligence briefing? What value is there at all, other than that he might slip and say something?”