NEW YORK — New York Times political columnist David Brooks has joined a growing chorus of critics of President Donald Trump who have accused him of engaging in personal attacks against them, including using a racially charged slur on Twitter and making disparaging remarks about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.
Brooks made the comments in a column in The New York Post Friday, in which he wrote that Trump’s supporters do not “get” the president’s tweets.
“In a way, this is a kind of Trumpism: they don’t understand his message,” Brooks wrote.
“They don’t see his passion, or his energy, or the fact that he’s a very effective speaker.”
Brooks is among a growing number of critics, including The Washington Post’s Michelle Ye Hee Lee, who have complained that Trump uses social media to engage in personal insults against them and others.
Trump, in his first week in office, has targeted both the media and former President Barack Obama with derogatory and derogatory tweets.
He has repeatedly attacked Megyn Kelly, former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, as well as others.
Trump has also attacked the courts, and called the court system unfair and corrupt, and suggested the judiciary is rigged against him.
Trump has also questioned whether the courts are being fair and impartial.