Nationalism in your eyes is a betrayal of what?
President Macron states that Nationalism is a betrayal. No, President Macron it is not. It might be in your country – but not in the U.S.
In Webster’s dictionary the definition of a Nationalist is: Love of one’s country – patriotism. The desire to make one’s nation free of control by another country.
The problem in the U.S. is – the Democrats who are more in tune with your philosophy and that is why the President was elected. The President of France knows that Obama (who hated America) was trying to turn our country into a third world country and Europe loved Obama for that reason. The American people made a terrible mistake when they elected Obama and realized that but it was too late.
The American people want President Macron to take care of his country of France who adopted all of the Muslims who entered his country and not worry about America. We don’t tell him how to solve his problems – which are many. America has never been like France and don’t ever want to be like them.
The Daily Wire
French President Macron Fires Back At Trump: ‘Nationalism Is A Betrayal’
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November 11, 2018
At an event to honor the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, French President Emanuel Macron lashed out at President Donald Trump, devoting his speech at a veterans’ memorial to fire back at Trump’s “America First” foreign policy.
Just weeks ago, Trump called himself an unabashed “nationalist,” praising both domestic and foreign policies that put America before its allies. The move drew swift condemnation at home, as Republicans and Democrats alike cautioned Trump over the connotations of openly “nationalist” rhetoric.
But Trump has maintained that he values American sovereignty in foreign entanglements, and that matters of trade — and even of defense — will be judged by an “America First” standard.
(As long as America was handing out money as foreign aid and America was giving free trade exchange except we paid and theirs was free to all of these countries they liked us; but, when we want equal treatment – they don’t like us.)
Sunday, at a multi-national war memorial event in Paris, Macron repudiated Trump by hearkening back to the “nationalist” policies that gave way to World War I, and brought about the slaughter of millions of young men. Macron pleaded with his audience to “never again” allow nationalism to supersede global unity.
(Global unity is a joke.)
The old demons are rising again, ready to complete their task of chaos and of death,” Macron said, according to the Associated Press.
“Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism,” he continued. “In saying ‘Our interests first, whatever happens to the others,’ you erase the most precious thing a nation can have, that which makes it live, that which causes it to be great and that which is most important: Its moral values.”
Trump took Macron’s comments in stride, telling reporters after the ceremony that he felt Macron’s words were “very beautiful.”
Trump’s own speech, delivered at the Suresnes American Cemetery, focused less on his political opponents and more on the war dead — an appropriate subject for Armistice Day across Europe and Veterans Day in the United States.
“Each of these marble crosses and Stars of David marks the life of an American warrior — great, great warriors they are — who gave everything for family, country, God and freedom,” Trump noted in his 10-minute speech.
“Through rain, hail, snow, mud, poisonous gas, bullets and more, they held the line and pushed onward to victory,” Trump said. “A great, great victory. A costly victory but a great victory.”
Although the gathering of global leaders, many of whom played a role in the First World War — a conflict that has a lingering impact on foreign relations even to this day — was supposed to be a show of unity, Trump, especially, chose to forge his own path, often separate from the group.
On Saturday, President Trump skipped a visit to a World War I cemetery, citing the weather; Marine One will not fly in windy, rainy conditions, and the kind of motorcade necessary to transport the president some 50 miles outside of Paris could not be organized in time. On Sunday, while other leaders took part in a meeting at Macron’s official residence in Paris, Élysée Palace, and then walked together down Paris’s posh thoroughfare, the Champs-Élysées, Trump arrived on his own and walked on his own.
Although the White House chalked up the differences in schedules to “security concerns,” as CNN reported, the effect seemed to set Trump apart from his colleagues, but he’s not alone in being alienated by Macron, who also took jab at the UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, and Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel.
Undoubtedly Macron has confused patriotism and nationalism. Maybe their definition is defined differently.
God help France and God Bless the U.S.