I am almost in complete agreement with David Brooks regarding his assessment of Donald Trump in his latest New York Times column:
He is a childish man running for a job that requires maturity. He is an insecure boasting little boy whose desires were somehow arrested at age 12. He surrounds himself with sycophants. “You can always tell when the king is here,” Trump’s butler told Jason Horowitz in a recent Times profile. He brags incessantly about his alleged prowess, like how far he can hit a golf ball. “Do I hit it long? Is Trump strong?” he asks.
So why am I almost in agreement with Brooks?
Well, to put it very simply, what Brooks has written about Trump could just as easily be said of Obama.