David Brooks Pens Impassioned ‘Never Trump’ Op-Ed
Yet another respected conservative columnist has written an unflinching rebuke of Donald Trump and his near unstoppable ascendency to the top of the Republican party.
“Donald Trump is epically unprepared to be president. He has no realistic policies, no advisers, no capacity to learn. His vast narcissism makes him a closed fortress,” Conservative columnist David Brooks wrote for The New York Times.
“He doesn’t know what he doesn’t know and he’s uninterested in finding out. He insults the office Abraham Lincoln once occupied by running for it with less preparation than most of us would undertake to buy a sofa.”
The Hill reports:
The scathing piece bashed Trump for his past statements, noting that he has been refuted many times by fact-checkers.
“Trump is perhaps the most dishonest person to run for high office in our lifetimes,” Brooks wrote. “All politicians stretch the truth, but Trump has a steady obliviousness to accuracy.”
“He is a childish man running for a job that requires maturity,” he added. “He is an insecure boasting little boy whose desires were somehow arrested at age 12.”
Citing Bible quotes and controversial politicians such as George Wallace, Brooks went on to argue that Republicans getting on board with Trump would be a “moral failure.”
He said that it would be a strategic failure as well, noting that polls have shown that about 60 percent of the nation’s voters disapprove of Trump.
“Worse, there are certain standards more important than one year’s election,” Brooks continued. “There are certain codes that if you betray them, you suffer something much worse than a political defeat.”
“Trump’s supporters deserve respect. They are left out of this economy. But Trump himself? No, not Trump, not ever.”