Brooks: We Have ‘An Emotionally and Intellectually Unstable President’ with A ‘Semi-Competent’ or ‘Missing Staff’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated he couldn’t think of any historical parallel to the current White House, which has “a semi-competent or a missing staff and an emotionally and intellectually unstable president.”

Brooks said, “I’m actually thinking — I’m trying to think of historical parallels, when we’ve had this much chaos in the American presidency. You know, Richard Nixon had some bad days at the end there, but he had a very high-quality staff around him. Woodrow Wilson had a stroke. I’m going through the list. I can’t think of anything quite like this, where we have the combination of a semi-competent or a missing staff and an emotionally and intellectually unstable president.”

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