“While I have never met @nytdavidbrooks of the NY Times, I consider him one of the dumbest of all pundits- he has no sense of the real world!” Trump tweeted early Saturday morning.
“Reading @nytdavidbrooks of the NY Times is a total waste of time, he is a clown with no awareness of the world around him- dummy!” he added.
Brooks wrote a column
Friday morning imploring Republican leaders not to join those who are “selling their integrity for a candidate who will probably lose.”
“Donald Trump is epically unprepared to be president,” Brooks wrote. Among his complaints about the billionaire businessman:
- “He has no realistic policies, no advisers, no capacity to learn. His vast narcissism makes him a closed fortress.”
- He is running for president “with less preparation than most of us would undertake to buy a sofa.”
- “Trump is perhaps the most dishonest person to run for high office in our lifetimes. 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 is an insecure boasting little boy whose desires were somehow arrested at age 12.”
Brooks concluded that Republicans getting on board with Trump would be a “moral failure.”