This morning a friend sent me a link to a David Brooks' New York Times article expressing hysteria against Donald Trump. Here is what I wrote my friend in reply:
Brooks has written insightful books, but as a political analyst his judgments are often faulty. He predicted Obama would be an effective president because he was impressed with the crease in his pants! He slurs and slanders the Trump administration by throwing around loaded terms such as "ethnic nationalist administration" and to accuse the administration of the "aroma of bigotry" is itself cross-eyed propaganda alien to facts. Trump hasn't done anything he didn't say he would do and the countries identified for specific scrutiny are the ones singled out by the Obama administration. One must understand that the left is determined to discredit this administration no matter what it does. It is at war. (Cf. the delay in confirming cabinet choices). Yes, Trump is a loose cannon in many ways, and the administration could have gone about things more wisely, but the issue goes beyond Trump's character and personality; the left simply cannot allow a "wrecking ball to political correctness" to succeed. Political and philosophical commitments are at stake! If Trump does endure, it certainly won't be with the help of the media.