President Donald Trump on Monday evening proudly asserted that he is a “nationalist” — a designation some of his fiercest critics have previously wielded against him as an attack on what they deem nativist policy pursuits by his administration.
“You know, they have a word, it sort of became old-fashioned. It’s called a nationalist,” Trump said at a campaign event in Houston, where he rallied voters to support Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) in November’s midterm elections.
“And I say, ‘Really? We’re not supposed to use that word,’” Trump continued. “You know what I am? I’m a nationalist. OK? I’m a nationalist.” As the crowd in the Houston Toyota Center roared with applause, the president continued: “Use that word. Use that word.”
President Trump: “I’m a nationalist.” pic.twitter.com/3lxCrtSkrN
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 23, 2018
Adolf Hitler: “I am a Nationalist.”
Donald Trump: “I am a Nationalist.”
Wake the fuck up America. This is no longer a circus or a bad reality TV show. This is a full on fascist take over of our country and November 6th is our last best chance to stop it. #VoteBlueToSaveAmerica
— Ryan Knight 🌊 (@ProudResister) October 23, 2018
Trump is a “nationalist,” except when he lets the Russians, North Koreans, and Saudis tell him how to act. Tough guy in front of a crowd of fans, but not when sitting next to dictators. https://t.co/a6WC0nxrcX
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) October 23, 2018
Trump is now coming out full-blown fascist and white supremacist with the “I’m a nationalist” line.
Expect his followers to join in, even create a hashtag.
— Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) October 23, 2018
He just came out
‘I’m a nationalist!’: Trump makes stunning confession he noted his aides warned him againsthttps://t.co/8l2zk2riNW
— Raw Story (@RawStory) October 23, 2018