Trump on Intel Briefings: 'I'll Solve the Problems'

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President-elect Donald Trump said that receiving intel briefings has shown him that the U.S. faces some formidable "enemies" but that he will "solve the problems."

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"I've had a lot of briefings that are very ... I don't want to say 'scary,' because I'll solve the problems," Trump told Axios in an interview published Wednesday. "But we have some big enemies out there in this country, and we have some very big enemies — very big and, in some cases, strong enemies."

He continued, "You also realize that you've got to get it right because a mistake would be very, very costly in so many different ways."

Of his intelligence briefings, Trump said he likes them short.

"I like bullets, or I like as little as possible," he said. "I don't need, you know, 200-page reports on something that can be handled on a page. That I can tell you."

Discussing the briefings on Fox News in December, Trump said, "I get it when I need it ... These are very good people that are giving me the briefings ... You know, I'm, like, a smart person. I don't have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years ... I don't need that. But I do say, 'If something should change, let us know.'"