Friedman: Trump ‘A Brain-Eating Disease’ – ‘Real Danger’ He’ll ‘Suck the Brains Out of’ Reporters and Columnists

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman argued that President Trump is a “brain-eating disease” from a journalistic perspective and there is a “real danger” that Trump will “suck the brains out of so many reporters and columnists.”

Friedman said, “I find that from a journalism point of view, Donald Trump is a brain-eating disease. That is, he does so many outrageous things on a daily basis. You talked about Sam Clovis, this guy appointing to head the Agriculture Department, $3 billion research budget, an Iowa talk show host, shows such contempt for science and the department. And as a journalist or columnist, you sit there and say, ‘How can I not write about that. That’s so outrageous?’ And yet if I write about it every week, I end up not going out and learning or writing about all these other things. And I think it’s a real danger that Trump is going to suck the brains out of so many reporters and columnists. Because you spend four years outraged at him, and then you don’t learn anything. And he’s done so many outrageous things, you can’t even keep track of them anymore.”

(h/t Grabien)

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