In a feature about Donald Trump’s infamous “Make America Great Again” slogan, the Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty asked the president-elect about how “greatness” can be measured. What does he mean by “great”?
Trump responded by citing the sort of spectacles that were commonplace in autocracies like Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia — military parades.
“Being a great president has to do with a lot of things, but one of them is being a great cheerleader for the country,” Trump told the Post. “And we’re going to show the people as we build up our military, we’re going to display our military.”
“That military may come marching down Pennsylvania Avenue. That military may be flying over New York City and Washington, D.C., for parades. I mean, we’re going to be showing our military,” he added.
The portions of the interview published by the Post don’t indicate Trump mentioned anything else while discussing his definition of greatness. For Trump, making America great is about spectacles, not policy achievements, but creating and capitalizing on spectacles is what Trump’s brand of politics has always been about.
Trump made beefing up the military a theme of his campaign. In August, he told a crowd in Philadelphia that “we want to deter, avoid and prevent conflict through our unquestioned military dominance.” He’s since outlined a spending plan that would end the sequester on military spending and thereby add about $450 billion to the federal deficit over the next 10 years.
Everyone who thought the Trump campaign was something out of a horror movie, well, you were right.
In a recent talk with The Washington Post, President-elect Donald Trump halted an interview about the origins of his “Make America Great Again” slogan to trademark a new one. And this one’s a real humdinger.
From The Washington Post:
Halfway through his interview with The Washington Post, Trump shared a bit of news: He already has decided on his slogan for a reelection bid in 2020.
“Are you ready?” he said. “ ‘Keep America Great,’ exclamation point.”
“Get me my lawyer!” the president-elect shouted.
Two minutes later, one arrived.
“Will you trademark and register, if you would, if you like it — I think I like it, right? Do this: ‘Keep America Great,’ with an exclamation point. With and without an exclamation. ‘Keep America Great,’ ” Trump said.
“Got it,” the lawyer replied.
Trump’s updated campaign slogan is right out of a horror movie, “The Purge: Election”
Hey the Examiner doesn’t have to make this shit up Traitor Trump just keeps giving us a steady supply