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In his Saturday column, David Brooks states, “Donald Trump says he is a nationalist, but you can’t be a nationalist if you despise half the nation.” Nationalism is a love of your country, its laws, its political and legal system, and its traditions. Trump loves America and all it stands for. That is why the whole movement started with, “Make America Great Again.” You may not like Trump’s methods or personality, but it is obvious that he has sacrificed everything he had–wealth, business, and family–to run for and be elected president.
Recently the New York Times, not known to be a Trump fan, fretted that “for the first time in memory, Democrats are seen as more out of touch with ordinary Americans than the party’s political opponents.” I think David Brooks is wrong: the truth is that half of the nation despises the USA not that Trump despises half the nation.