Nationalist vs patriot is serious semantics



November 13, 2018 - 10:51 AM

In an effort to rally campaign crowds, President Donald Trump recently declared he was a nationalist, aligning it with his vision — still to be determined — of how he will Make America Great Again.

The president’s interpretation of what it means to be a nationalist is that the United States will always come out on top of any deals.

So it’s a competitive process with little worry of how the chips may fall or that such a tactic will break international treaties, hamper efforts to quash nefarious dictators, address climate change, stamp out diseases, or fight world hunger.