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Trump Is Celebrating Violence and Nationalism at His Rallies

Posted On: Oct 23, 2018   |   Posted By: Slate

On Monday night, President Trump declared himself a nationalist. At a rally in Houston , he distinguished nationalists from “globalists,” people who, according to Trump, care more about the world than about their own tribe. Nationalism has a fascist pedigree, and Trump has a history of using race, religion, and ethnicity to turn the people he sees as real Americans-people who look like him-against those who have “ Arab ” or “ Mexican heritage .” But violent nationalism, the kind that devoured Europe a century ago, couldn't happen in America today, could it? A president wouldn't encourage criminal violence against innocent people. If he did, his party wouldn't stand for it.

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