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: loyalty and devotion to a nation especially : a sense of national consciousness (see consciousness sense 1c) 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
"I’m somebody that loves our country," he added.
Trump cast his use of the term nationalist along the lines of international trade and patriotism, and not as something akin to white nationalism.
He complained that "immensely wealthy" countries, such as Saudi Arabia, do not reimburse the U.S. for military protection, that other nations do not adequately contribute to global alliances like NATO, and that certain countries have put up unfair trade barriers that harm the U.S.
"All I want for our country is to be treated well, to be treated with respect," Trump said. "For many years other countries that are allies of ours, so-called allies, they have not treated our country fairly, so in that sense I am absolutely a nationalist and I’m proud of it."
Trump declared at a Monday night rally in Houston that he identifies as a nationalist and railed against "globalists" who care more about the well-being of the world.
The crowd broke into a "USA" chant in response.
White nationalists helped organize protests in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017.
While the protests were outwardly intended to demonstrate against the removal of confederate statues, those attending the rallies included neo-Nazis and other racist groups, some of whom chanted anti-Semitic and racist statements.
Let's start with what nationalism means. Here's the definition, from Merriam-Webster (emphasis mine): "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."
That part in bold is what makes nationalism different than patriotism. While patriotism, like nationalism, shares a pride and belief in one's own country or values, it doesn't include the idea of promoting your values and culture as inherently superior to those of others. (Here's a good breakdown of the differences between patriotism and nationalism.)
Then there the historical context of the word "nationalism." It primarily conjures two close associations: Nazism and white nationalism.
The roots of Adolf Hitler's rise were built around his emphasis on extreme nationalism -- the idea that the only way Germany could be great again was to seize onto the superiority of the German people and drive out those across Europe who refused to acknowledge that superiority.
originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: seeker1963
If Nationalists are Somehow Considered Racist , what do You Consider Globalists to be ? ....Hmm........
originally posted by: Grambler
See, hitler had pride in his country! So if you have pride in yours and want it looked after first, you are a nazi!