Trump calls himself a ‘Nationalist’

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“A globalist is a person that wants the globe to do well, frankly, not caring about our country so much. And you know what? We can’t have that,” Trump said at a rally in Houston May 2018.

Trump continues, “You know, they have a word – it’s sort of became old-fashioned – it’s called a nationalist. And I say, really, we’re not supposed to use that word. You know what I am? I’m a nationalist, okay? I’m a nationalist. Nationalist. Nothing wrong. Use that word. Use that word.”

French President Emmanuel Macron said “nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism” at a gathering of world leaders in France to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the end of World War I.

Macron defined nationalism as saying, “‘Our interest first, who cares about the others?'” in a comment evoking the “America First” philosophy Trump has long embraced.

But “in the 20th century, nationalism has come to be associated with far-right politics, with fascism, with leaders like Mussolini, Hitler, Pinochet, Franco and others. Today, the alt-right, white supermist, and Neo-Nazis willfully adopt ‘nationalism.’

Former American presidents did not describe themselves as nationalists. They called themselves patriots.”

Trump would probably choke on the word ‘patriot.’ He definitely would not know what it means.

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