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David Brooks: Trump opposition 'getting dumber'


Added 01-09-18 09:23:01am EST - “The anti-Trump movement 'seems to be settling into a smug, fairy tale version of reality that filters out discordant information,' Brooks wr...” - Washingtonexaminer.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtonexaminer.com: “David Brooks: Trump opposition 'getting dumber'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

New York Times columnist David Brooks, a frequent critic of the White House, said President Trump's political opponents are growing less effective as the administration matures.

In an op-ed published Tuesday, Brooks said the anti-Trump movement is becoming desperate and unrealistic in its expectations.

"[T]he anti-Trump movement, of which I’m a proud member, seems to be getting dumber," he wrote. "It seems to be settling into a smug, fairy tale version of reality that filters out discordant information. More anti-Trumpers seem to be telling themselves a 'Madness of King George' narrative: Trump is a semiliterate madman surrounded by sycophants who are morally, intellectually and psychologically inferior to people like us."

"I’d like to think it’s possible to be fervently anti-Trump while also not reducing everything to a fairy tale," he added.

Trump has had a tumultuous first year in office and his administration remains bogged down by special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. But the White House did manage to sign a sweeping tax bill into law, roll back several Obama-era regulations, and is pushing negotiations for immigration reforms.

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