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 Trump’s capacity — or incapacity for relationship. Most of us, when we have a relationship, it’s built on trust, predictability, reciprocity. And we are friends with Canada. We are friends with Europe. We are friends with Mexico. And do we ever — does he ever have a relationship built on trust, reciprocity, and predictability? The exact opposite. And so, we are treating our friends like enemies, which is bad for our relationships. It’s also just bad for our economy. And so, he just has a mentality that sees the world as me and enemies.”

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