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Donald ‘love it or leave it’ Trump: ‘The American dream is dead’


If Trump’s electioneering mantra, “we’re like a Third World country,” ever sounded like a hyperbolic economic assessment of America, have no doubt it was simply and crudely a dog whistle to those of his white supporters who believe non-whites don’t belong here and should “go back” where they come from.

Make America Great Again has always meant Make America White Again.

The irony of the “love it or leave it” demand is that the people who spew this venomous line clearly don’t love the America they actually live in — a country famed for its cultural and ethnic diversity and its promise of equal opportunity.

No one can make America great by making Americans hate.

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