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Donald Trump Is a Talented Politician

David Brooks has a theory as to why Donald Trump is doing poorly in the general election: the Republican nominee doesn’t know how to listen. As Brooks explained in his New York Times column on Tuesday, “Donald Trump’s Sad, Lonely Life,” politicians have to be gregarious but Trump is a raging narcissist who can’t relate to others. After citing Trump’s awkward performance during the presidential debate on Sunday, Brooks writes, Politics is an effort to make human connection, but Trump seems incapable of that.
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