David Brooks

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Brooks: Emergency Declaration Is Trump ‘Giving Himself a Performance Trophy’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that President Trump’s national emergency declaration is the president “giving himself a performance trophy” after he lost the government shutdown. Brooks said, “Yeah, well, this is awful. You know, I don’t

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Brooks: Shutdown Resolution ‘Total Victory for the Democrats’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that the shutdown resolution “is a total victory for the Democrats.” He added that he believes the odds of another shutdown are low. Brooks said, “The Democrats have this big triumph.

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Brooks: I Don’t Think Trump Will Declare National Emergency

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks predicted that President Trump will not declare a national emergency on the border and said that if anything would lead to weakened Republican support for Trump, a national emergency declaration would do

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Brooks: Trump Should Have Fought Wall Fight with GOP House Majority

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks argued President Trump should have had the fight over funding the border wall when he had a Republican majority in the House. Brooks said Trump “should have fought this fight, obviously, when

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Brooks: Trading Wall Funding for DREAMer Citizenship ‘a Good Deal’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks argued that while a border wall isn’t a great investment, trading wall funding for a path to citizenship for DREAMers “would be a good deal.” Brooks said, “I think there’s a solution

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Brooks: Trump Undercut His Own Party’s Message on Shutdown

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that President Trump undercut his own party’s message on a government shutdown during his meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Brooks said, “Republicans

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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