In a wide-ranging press conference Tuesday President Donald Trump railed against the global order, accusing wealthy countries around the world of taking advantage of the US through trade deals and militarily. He pledged to fight for America’s interests and doubled down on using a controversial term “nationalist,” despite criticisms that it conjures fascist ideology.
Asked by CNN’s Jim Acosta about whether the controversial term served as a dog-whistle to racist Americans, Trump claimed ignorance and then went on a tirade about why a nationalist identity should be brought back.
“There’s concern that you are sending coded language, or a dog whistle, to some Americans out there that what you really mean is that you’re a white nationalist,” Acosta asked.
“I’ve never even heard that. I cannot imagine,” he said. “I’ve never heard that theory about being a nationalist and I’ve heard them all,” Trump insisted. “But I’m somebody that loves our country.”
“I am very proud of our country. We cannot continue to allow what’s happened to our country to continue happening, we can’t let it happen,” he said. “So I’m proud. I’m proud of our country. And I am a nationalist,” he continued.
“It’s a word that hasn’t been used too much. Some people use it. But I’m very proud. I think it should be brought back,” he added.
He went through all the ways America has apparently been maltreated on the world stage and confirmed his identity as a nationalist.
“I am absolutely a nationalist and I’m proud of it,” the President said.
Cop says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot following Trump’s racist targeting of The Squad
Following racist attacks on members of The Squad by President Donald Trump and his supporters, a police officer in Louisiana reportedly said that one of the congresswomen of color should be shot.
Trump has been lashing out at the four first-term congresswomen, who include Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
"A Gretna police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a 'vile idiot' who 'needs a round, and I don't mean the kind she used to serve,'" NOLA reported Saturday.
Internet piles on ABC reporter for lavishing praise on Trump for allowing press to ask questions
ABC News reporter Kyra Phillips on Saturday heaped praise on President Donald Trump for his treatment of the press.
Despite the White House no longer holding daily press briefings, Phillips praised the "access" she receives from the administration.
"No matter what your politics are, I have to say that I appreciate the access ?Trump? gives us on a regular basis and the ability to ask any question," she said.
She tagged Stephanie Grisham in her tweet, who is Trump's latest press secretary. She also tagged her husband, John Roberts, who does not work in the White House, but works for Fox News.
‘Trump wants to start a race war’: Ex-advisor alleges his campaign planned ‘Send her Back’ chants
President Donald Trump is attempting to start a race war in America, a long-time advisor declared on MSNBC on Saturday evening.
Omarosa Manigault Newman was interviewed by Donny Deutsch on "Saturday Night Politics."
"You said could it happen here? It is happening here," Newman told Deutsch.
"As a woman of color watching him attack those four women, it made it very clear that Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to our democracy," she said.
"And everyone has been kind of tiptoeing what this actually is. Donald Trump wants to start a race war in this country and it started at that rally — it started with the tweets," she said.