Bill Clinton and zero seldom attended the daily briefings.
Bill Clinton preferred Oral and he wore boxers, didn’t care for the briefs.
Nixon: PDB, aka All Kissinger Always
Ford: PDB, oral
Carter: PDB, no oral, Zbig
Reagan: PDB, no oral
Bush I: PDB, oral, raw intel
Clinton: PDB, rare oral [lol]
Bush II: PDB, oral, Cheney
Obama: PDB, >50% oral, Rice
Trump: PDB?, oral, Kelly/Coats
To me, it's each his own. If it were me, I'd probably be like Bubba, read read read, ok. But then you realize, one, had Clink taken vigorous briefings, the Gorelick Wall would have been breached, and 9/11 averted; and two, most of the mistakes in Serbia could have been avoided.
Carter, with meetings, could he have avoided Iran? (probably not, given Zbig led him by the nose into it); Reagan, is there a chance an open discussion would have moved the Marines to a safer spot in Lebanon outside Beirut (as had been suggested).
So I'm very appreciative of Trump indulging many different opinions. Dan Coats is a good man. Pompeo is West Point. Kelly is a competent ringmaster.