President Joe Biden says there is "no need" for former President Donald Trump to continue receiving intelligence briefings. Biden stated his case during an interview on CBS Evening News, with Norah O'Donnell, one of the first interviews he's given since being inaugurated.

Biden also referred to Trump as "erratic" when stating his case against the former president.


The video was accompanied by the following caption by CBS Evening News:

President Joe Biden said he doesn't think former President Trump should continue to receive intelligence briefings, which is up to Mr. Biden's discretion as the commander-in-chief. "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell spoke to Mr. Biden in the first network news interview he has given since his inauguration. It will air in the 4 p.m. hour ahead of the Super Bowl on Sunday.

When O'Donnell asked if Trump should keep receiving the intelligence briefings, something done as a courtesy and completely up to the current president to allow it, Biden said "I think not." O'Donnell asked why not, and Biden said, "because of his erratic behavior unrelated to the insurrection."

Biden also stated that he would "rather not speculate out loud," and that "I just think that there is no need for him to have the intelligence briefings. What value is giving him an intelligence briefing? What impact does he have at all, other than the fact he might slip and say something?"