Tag: David Brooks

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Brooks: Trump ‘Has a Mentality That Sees the World as Me and Enemies’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks reacted to President Trump’s latest tariff announcement by stating the president “just has a mentality that sees the world as me and enemies.” Brooks said, “I think what strikes me is Donald

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Brooks: Trump Is Pardoning ‘the Extreme Right-Wing Swamp’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks argued President Trump is pardoning “the extreme right-wing swamp” one person at a time. Brooks stated, “Usually, there’s a process where you decide there’s some injustice, or somebody’s exemplary in some way

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Brooks: Comey ‘Passes the Smell Test, by and Large’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated former FBI Director James Comey “passes the smell test, by and large.” Brooks also si that the portions of Comey’s book that he has read also pass the smell test. Brooks

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Brooks: Allowing Teachers to Carry Guns Is ‘Truly Demented’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks reacted to President Trump’s proposal to allow teachers to carry firearms by stating that such an idea is “truly demented.” Brooks said, “It’s a demented idea. I mean, aside from everything else,

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Brooks: ‘Sort of a National Frenzy on Both Sides’ in Gun Debate

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks argued that there is “sort of a national frenzy on both sides” on gun control. Brooks stated that the relative lack of gun restrictions compared to looser gun laws since Sandy Hook

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Brooks: ‘I’m Embarrassed for My Country’ over Government Shutdown

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks responded to the government shutdown by stating, “I’m embarrassed for my country.” Brooks said, “I’m embarrassed for my country. You know, we’ve gotten used to these shutdowns, but we really shouldn’t ever.

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Brooks: Trump ‘Thinks Government Is Sort of a Family Mafia Business’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated President Trump “thinks government is sort of a family mafia business, and he can shut it down, and loyalty to the Don is the primary value here.” Brooks said, “Well, we knew

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Brooks: GOP Distrust in Media Is ‘Partly Shame on Donald Trump’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks argued Republican distrust in the media is “partly shame on Donald Trump.” After stating that the loss of trust in the media is “partly shame on us” in the media for not