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LetMyPeopleVote

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Fri Feb 23, 2024, 04:21 PM Feb 23

Maddowblog-Trump has met the enemy, and apparently it's much of the U.S. [View all]

Donald Trump has gone from describing many Americans as “evil” to condemning them as “vermin” to equating them with the foreign enemies from World War II.



https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/donald-trump-met-enemy-apparently-s-us-rcna140188

But a Washington Post report highlighted what was arguably the most important part of the Republican’s remarks.

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump further ratcheted up his inflammatory language against Americans who oppose him politically by likening them to the foreign enemies that the United States fought in World War II. In a speech on Thursday to the National Religious Broadcasters in Nashville, the former president drew a direct connection between the battles during that organization’s founding in 1944 and his current campaign to win back the White House.


“Our country was at war with the enemy, and they wanted to extinguish our way of life forever,” Trump said, adding, “This time, the greatest threat is not from the outside of our country, I really believe this. It’s the people from within our country that are more dangerous.”

Part of the GOP candidate’s message of late has focused on criticizing the United States and its institutions. This week, for example, Trump accused the U.S. of being filled with “crooked” politicians and home to a corrupt judicial system. He went on conclude that the United States is a “nation in decline.”

The disparaging remarks came on the heels of related rhetoric from his post-presidency, including an October 2022 message in which Trump argued that the United States is “Rigged, Crooked, and Evil.”.....

Trump, meanwhile, has gone from describing many Americans as “evil” to condemning them as “vermin” to equating them with the foreign enemies that the United States fought in World War II.

I continue to believe there’s an underappreciated patriotism gap that might someday become a problem for the Republican Party’s leader.
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