Un-American: The Fake Patriotism of Donald J. Trump

October 30, 2020
Un-American: The Fake Patriotism of Donald J. Trump

A Scathing Indictment of Donald Trump on the Eve of the 2020ElectionUn-American? President Donald J. Trump has been called manynames, but how can this term apply to a candidate and presidentwhose slogan is "make America great again?" How can such a termapply to the "America First" president? In this book, John J.Pitney Jr., one of America's most incisive conservativecommentators exposes a core irony of Trump's presidency: that a manwho is quick to question the patriotism of his critics is himselfdeeply unpatriotic. Pitney argues that real Americanism is aboutideas and ideals: truth, equality, the rule of law, patrioticservice, and the hope that America can serve as an example to therest of the world. By words and actions, Trump has disparaged allof these things. Through an examination of his record, this booktells how Trump subverts genuine American greatness.