Donald Trump comes right out and calls himself a “Nationalist.” I think we already knew that.

By | 2018-10-23T05:23:56+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |6 Comments


Courtesy of The Hill:

Monday’s rally marked a rare instance where Trump explicitly described himself as a “nationalist,” a label that has drawn criticism and concern from some U.S. and foreign lawmakers.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has frequently alluded to the rise of “phony nationalism” in his many critiques of Trump since the president took office.

The late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) made similar remarks in a 2017 speech at the National Constitution Center, where he lamented that the U.S. was relinquishing its leadership role abroad in favor of “some half-baked, spurious nationalism.”

The president has long-touted his desire to put “America first,” railed against global alliances like NATO and the United Nations and recently threatened to cut aid to Central American countries that he lamented “did nothing for us.”

Trump’s rhetoric has led to anxiety among world leaders that the U.S. will recede from its role on the global stage.

Nationalism as defined by Merriam-Webster:

1: loyalty and devotion to a nation

especially: a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups

Intense nationalism was one of the causes of the war.

2: a nationalist movement or government

Hitler was a nationalist.

There is nothing wrong with loving your country and wanting it to do well. That is patriotism.

But nationalism is something else entirely, and it is the gateway drug to fascism. 

Which is exactly where I believe Trump is trying to lead this country. 

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6 Comments

  1. Anonymous October 23, 2018 at 11:02 am

    not only Trump thinks this way but everyone who stands behind him. small minded and unopened minds at the helm. we are screwed by useful idiots. and that’s how humanity ends. by assholes.

  2. Charlotte October 23, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    He’s turning Globalist into a bad word.

    And guess who is a globalist? Jared.

    Ruh-roh. Trouble in Jarvanka land.

  3. Anonymous October 23, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Just one more reason this crazy person needs to go

  4. Anonymous October 24, 2018 at 1:44 am

    Has anyone ever seen so many lying Christian politicians as we’ve seen in 2018? Holy shit! The kicker is no repercussions from sky guy. It’s like they don’t care that they disregard their so called faith when money is the topic.

  5. Anonymous October 26, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    In this case, I’m not so sure he is oblivious to the true meaning of nationalist. I think he knows what a nationalist is and he just doesn’t give a damn. Because he knows he can not only shoot a man on fifth avenue and get away with it (thanks to Fake Justice Kavanaughty) but he will score points with is base to say he’s a nationalist or in other words, he’s one of them.

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