Brooks: Trump’s Puerto Rico Comments ‘Almost Pathological’

IAN HANCHETT

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks criticized President Trump for his comments on the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria as “a lie where you render nearly 3,000 Americans invisible,” and “almost pathological.”

Brooks said, “It almost makes you nostalgic to remember when he was bragging about his crowd size at the inaugural. That at least — it was a lie, but at least it was a harmless lie. This is a lie where you render nearly 3,000 Americans invisible, that you don’t acknowledge their existence, and you don’t even see them. And so it’s essentially telling the families of the people who died and those who died and anybody who cares about their fellow citizens that you can write them out of the history books, because their deaths make Donald Trump look bad. And so it’s almost pathological.”

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