Tom Brokaw Rips Trump Over Coronavirus, Then Walks Back and Gives ‘Credit Where it Is Due’ for Empathy

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NBC News special correspondent and former Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw doesn’t tweet often, but when he does, it’s often about President Donald Trump. On Saturday, it resulted in a bit of a journey, when he first bashed Trump for lack of empathy, and later walked it back.

Looking back a few weeks to mid-April, Brokaw was lamenting the lack of “common ground” in politics over the pandemic.

america the land of many parts.
no greater domestic challenge – how to find common ground and walk it together to a resolution of our greatest challenge.
a test of national resolution and cooperation.
no one person has all the answers, right Mr President?

— Tom Brokaw (@tombrokaw) April
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