At a Monday rally in Houston, President Donald Trump asserted directly that he considers himself a nationalist, a label he considers far superior to the “globalist Democrats” he says put the interests of the world above the interests of the U.S.
“You know they have a word, it kind of became old fashioned — it’s called a nationalist,” he said. “And really, we’re not supposed to use that word, but I am okay. I am a nationalist.”
Per the Hill, despite his frequent allusions, Trump rarely categorizes himself so directly with a word that indicates American abdication of global issues and a return to an isolationist state. Those comments have earned him veiled insults from foreign policy specialists like former Vice President Joe Biden and the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) October 23, 2018