Journo On MSNBC: Trump Doesn’t Understand ‘The Idea Of America’ Like McCain Does [VIDEO]

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Washington Post writer Eugene Robinson appeared on MSNBC Tuesday, alleging that President Donald Trump doesn’t understand “the idea of America.”


Robinson spoke of the United States, “as a nation founded around these enlightenment ideas that were set out by the founders, including natural rights given by the Creator. And that’s the way people here think. And Donald Trump doesn’t understand that. He just does not get the idea of America as someone like John McCain gets it. So McCain is not going to back down on this. I mean, this is as important as it gets to him.”

In a speech this week, Sen. John McCain of Arizona blasted the idea of nationalism as “unpatriotic.”

Specifically, he said, “some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.” (RELATED: McCain Warns Of Losing America’s ‘Ideals’ To ‘Half-Baked Nationalism’)

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