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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 —

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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