Donald Trump Proudly Proclaimed That He's a Nationalist
Type: Racial Code WordsOct 22 2018 Severity: About: Racial Politics
Donald Trump proudly admitted that he is a "nationalist" President, a term he has often toyed around the edges on, but never specifically claimed. Trump even admitted as much when he went on to say that he wasn't "supposed to say that word." The term has often been used by far-right activists as a dog-whistle to white people who are upset about the changing demographics in our society.
Quote | The term has racial undertones that is often used as code for white supremacy.
“You know, they have a word, it sort of became old-fashioned. It’s called a nationalist. And I say, ‘Really? We’re not supposed to use that word,’” Trump continued. “You know what I am? I’m a nationalist. OK? I’m a nationalist.”