David Brooks

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Brooks: Trump’s Border Talk ‘Mostly Bluster’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that President Trump’s threat to close the border completely and other recent statements by the president about the border are “mostly bluster, and they’ll find some muddling solution.” Brooks said, “[I]t looks like

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Brooks: Trump’s Khashoggi Statement ‘a Gigantic Demotivator’ for Military

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks criticized President Trump’s statement on Saudi Arabia and Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi as “a gigantic demotivator for anybody who’s going to serve in the military, anybody who’s going to serve our government overseas.”

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Brooks: Trump ‘Walled’ GOP in with 45% of the Electorate

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated President Trump has “walled himself in with 45 percent of the electorate.” Brooks said, “First, Donald Trump seems to have walled them in — walled himself in with 45 percent of

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Brooks: Trump’s Video Ad ‘Pretty Straight-Up Racist’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated President Trump’s video ad was “pretty straight-up racist” and that the president is telling people that the GOP’s message is built “on a lot of bigotry.” Host Judy Woodruff asked if

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Brooks: Trump Is Exaggerating Caravan

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks argued that President Trump’s rhetoric about the migrant caravan is “an exaggeration” given that the country has had refugees come to the US before it wasn’t a major crisis and the country

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Brooks: I Wonder if We Should ‘Ignore’ Outrageous Trump Statements

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that while President Trump’s praise of Representative Greg Gianforte (R-MT) for bodyslamming a reporter is wrong, he wonders if behavior like that should be ignored because focusing on it “creates this drama that benefits

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Brooks: Trump Has Put GOP ‘At a Moral Disadvantage’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks argued that President Trump’s behavior “has put the Republicans at a moral disadvantage.” Brooks stated, “To me, one of the — an interesting debate is happening. You could call it

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

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

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Brooks: Trump’s Dropping Approval ‘Should Be Very Alarming News’ to GOP

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that the drop in President Trump’s approval rating “should be very alarming” to Republicans. Brooks said, “Donald Trump had been sitting around 43 for the longest of times, an incredibly stable

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Brooks on FL Governor’s Race: Democratic Party ‘Becoming More Like Itself’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks reacted to the results of Florida gubernatorial primaries by stating that Democratic nominee and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has a “more progressive” policy agenda, and by nominating him, the Democratic Party “is

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Brooks: I’m ‘Offended’ by Trump’s Attacks on Sessions

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that in some ways, he is “more offended” by President Trump’s attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions than the news about Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort. Brooks stated, “[I]n some ways,

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Brooks: Trump ‘Constantly Whipping Up’ ‘Sense of White Identity’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated President Trump has been “constantly whipping up that sense of white identity.” Brooks said, “White identity politics has been his calling card for a long, long time, maybe stretching back generations

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Brooks: ‘Makes Sense That Trump Admires the Cut of Putin’s Jib’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks said it “totally makes sense that Trump admires the cut of Putin’s jib,” and “bullies can be sycophantic toward better bullies.” Brooks stated, “You know, some people think, oh, Trump has —