Tag: David Brooks

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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 —

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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.