Tag: David Brooks

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 think it has anything to do with any invasion, as he claimed. I think he […]

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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. … [I]t is a total victory for the Democrats.” Brooks continued, “His [President Trump’s] poll […]

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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 here, and people in the Senate are talking about it, which is that they exchange […]

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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 were organizing, at that moment, their messaging of how we’re going to handle the shutdown, […]

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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 the Michelle Obama-Hillary Clinton debate. And when Michelle Obama famously said, when they go low, […]

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Brooks: DeSantis Either Has ‘Nasty Tendencies’ or ‘Doesn’t Get Out Much’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks said Florida Republican gubernatorial nominee Congressman Ron DeSantis either has “some nasty tendencies within himself, or he just doesn’t get out much. And neither is good.” Brooks stated, “I don’t know what’s in DeSantis’ heart, or whether he was trying to invoke racial stereotypes. I do know […]

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Brooks: Trump ‘Fanned’ Flames and Conspiracies Have Arisen – Sometimes It’s Our Fault MSM Has Been ‘Delegitimized’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks discussed the QAnon members showing up at Trump rallies and stated that there aren’t people who can quash conspiracy theories anymore and “a lot of us mainstream journalists have become delegitimized in the eyes of a lot of Trump supporters, sometimes for our own fault. … But […]

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Brooks: ‘Clouds of Behavior’ Make Trump-Russia Collusion Seem ‘More Plausible’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that he has moved from a 3 to a 5 or 6 on a scale from 1-10 on whether he believes there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia because there have been “clouds of behavior that make it seem a little more plausible.” Brooks […]

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Brooks: Abolishing ICE ‘A Political, and Also Probably a Moral Miscalculation’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks said that by calling for the abolition of ICE, some Democrats “are making a political, and also probably a moral miscalculation.” Brooks stated, “[W]hen we see what’s happening to the kids, it literally reminds me of Katrina, in that, this shouldn’t be happening in this country. It’s […]

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Brooks: I Don’t Think There Will Be ‘Massive Overturn of Roe v. Wade’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated he doesn’t believe that there will be a “massive overturn” of Roe v. Wade. Brooks said, “I don’t think it’s — the nightmare scenario on either side [the overturn of Roe], I don’t think is probably going to happen.” He continued, “Because there is this precedent, […]

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Brooks: We Shouldn’t Be ‘Total Monsters at the Border’ – But That Isn’t the Policy Sessions Wants

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that the Trump administration should send a message that “We’re going to enforce the law, but we’re not going to be total monsters.” He added that the problem is this “goes against the policy that Jeff Sessions wants to support.” Brooks said, “[T]he core problem […]

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Brooks: You End Up With Border Family Separations When Admin Doesn’t Have ‘Compassion’ or ‘Empathy’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks reacted to the separation of families at the border by stating, “If you take qualities like affection, mercy, charity, compassion, empathy out of an administration, you wind up with policies like this.” Brooks said, “If you take qualities like affection, mercy, charity, compassion, empathy out of an […]

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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 and they deserve a pardon. Now, it’s just pardons for friends. And so, he should […]

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