David Brooks did not hold back as he excoriated the president's narcissistic behavior and his failure to lead in the coronavirus pandemic.
David Brooks clearly thinks the president is a failure.
Yesterday’s Politics Done Right episode here.
“You know, David Brooks, I want to — this was after the Wednesday address,” Chuck Todd said. “Noah Rothman in Commentary wrote, 'There's no excuse for the kind of carelessness in a prepared address to the nation, much less one given amid emergency circumstances. The cumulative effect of these errors and compromise palliative measures was to leave the nation less confident than it was before Trump spoke. The president might have been better off keeping quiet.' But the point is it does seem as if that lack of confidence, and you start to see it, it's spreading, with different people on how to deal with this crisis.”
Brooks started by making it clear he thought the president's team was filled with sycophants as he recounted a personal story of a friend who he thought might have been infected with the coronavirus.