Rep. Eric Swalwell Says President Trump's Nationalist Boast Has Racist Implications
Congressman Eric Swalwell Trump’s ‘Nationalist’ Boast Reeks of Hitler
President Trump was dead-on when he said calling himself a “nationalist” is old-fashioned, but the old era he’s referring to is called Nazi Germany … according to Congressman Eric Swalwell.
Rep. Swalwell was on TMZ Live talking about Trump bragging he’s a proud nationalist, who doesn’t so much care about the rest of the world. Swalwell says that kind of rhetoric is best left in the past … just like Nazism and slavery.
The Congressman says POTUS needs to understand there’s a clear difference between patriotism and nationalism — namely, that one is rooted in believing there are superior cultures.
Eric also takes issue with the President’s response — or lack thereof — to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside Saudi Arabia’s Turkish consulate.
He thinks Trump giving the Saudis a pass for the nefarious slaying makes perfect sense … as in, dollars and cents.