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David Limbaugh: When Trump Says, ‘I’m a Nationalist,’ He’s Saying, ‘I’m a Patriot’

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | October 23, 2018 | 11:53 AM EDT

David Limbaugh (left) and President Donald Trump during the playing of the National Anthem (right) (Screenshots)

In a series of tweets on his Twitter page Tuesday morning, writer, author, and attorney David Limbaugh opined that when President Donald Trump says, “‘I’m a Nationalist,’ he’s not winking at Neo-Nazis. He’s saying ‘I’m a patriot … .’”

“My honest take: Trump believes in a strong, exceptional America,” wrote David Limbaugh in a Tuesday tweet. “He’s not a political scientist. He doesn’t speak in code. When he says, ‘I’m a nationalist,’ he’s not winking at Neo-Nazis. He’s saying ‘I’m a patriot & you PC people can’t make me quit using the word “nationalist.”’”

David Limbaugh’s tweets came after President Donald Trump declared himself a “nationalist” during a Texas rally in support of Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Trump suggesting that “radical Democrats want to turn back the clock, restore the rule of corrupt, power-hungry globalists.”

The president went on, “You know what a globalist is right? You know what a globalist is? A globalist is a person that wants the globe to do well, frankly, not caring about our country so much. And you know what? We can’t have that.

“You know, they have a word,” continued President Trump, “it sort of became old-fashioned. It’s called a nationalist. And I say, ‘Really, we’re not supposed to use that word.’ You know what I am? I’m a nationalist, okay? I’m a nationalist.”

Limbaugh, in a subsequent tweet, opined further that “Trump is not trying to alienate minorities” by calling himself a nationalist. “In fact, he’s trying to attract them. Some virtue-signaling liberals actually think conservatives need subliminal appeals to racism to be energized to vote? How sick are your minds? Speak for yourselves because you don’t speak for us.”

Then, defending from retorts and accusations of racism from others on Twitter in successive tweets, Limbaugh returned to his point about “nationalism”:

“But this is the point. The pundit class seems to think most of the nation, associate nationalism with Hitler when them [sic] simply don’t. Part of the reason they like Trump is that he isn’t thinking on that level of poli-sci jargon. He couldn’t are less nor could most of them.”

But this is the point. The pundit class seems to think most of the nation, associate nationalism with Hitler when them simply don’t. Part of the reason they like Trump is that he isn’t thinking on that level of poli-sci jargon. He couldn’t care less nor could most of them. https://t.co/WHuMM47EyU


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