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When the President Is Un-American - by Paul Krugman

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'Real Americans understand that our nation is built around values, not the “blood and soil” of the marchers’ chants; what makes you an American is your attempt to live up to those values, not the place or race your ancestors came from. But the man who began his political ascent by falsely questioning Barack Obama’s place of birth  clearly cares nothing about the openness and inclusiveness that have always been essential parts of who we are as a nation. WE the people, understand that our nation was born in a rebellion against tyranny. But the present occupant of the White House has made no secret of preferring the company, not of democratic leaders, but of authoritarian rulers. Donald Trump’s refusal to condemn the murderous white supremacists in Charlottesville finally confirms what has become increasingly obvious: The current president of the United States isn’t a real American.'

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