Everything about Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency so far is predicated on a firm belief in America’s greatness. Yes, the Donald does worry the U.S. doesn’t economically bludgeon friends and foes alike all in the name of “winning, winning, winning,” but he does appear to believe America is great place. Hence the “again” in his campaign slogan. But what does Trump think of American exceptionalism?
Apparently, despite a combover that embodies its own form of American exceptionalism, Trump isn’t a big fan of the term that encapsulates the belief that the U.S. is a unique force in the world outside the realm of rules that confine mortal nations. In a clip dug up and posted by Mother Jones on Tuesday, Trump lays out his case against American exceptionalism. The clip comes from an April 2015 “Celebrating the American Dream” event hosted by a Houston-area Tea Party group.
Here’s the full transcript of Trump’s answer:
Read more at Slate
What Trump said a year ago VS what Slate – Mother Jones opined about what he said are TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.
When you read his words from 2 months before he announced he would run for the Republican nominee for President, they make sense.
When you read only the opining of the Slate/MotherJones writer, you get a completely different nonsensical slant.
Sorry, No Offense, But Its true.
Slate, Salon, now Mother Earth News…
‘Et tu Wordsmith?’ (/sarc)
@Nanny G:Said he doesn’t like the term “American Exceptionalism” wasn’t Obama accused of the same thought?
One good thing–he’s got a better hair stylist now