We're not great? Really?

I genuinely don’t understand Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.”

 

Is this some sort of secret language only a conservative or Republican or maverick understands?

Because I’ve been under the impression, pretty much since the day I was born, that the United States is the greatest country in the world. Have I really been wrong about that the past 42 years? How can the country that spends more taxpayer money on defense, and single-handedly polices the world more than the next eight countries combined, not be the greatest country?

Trump’s slogan tells me the United States isn’t great. But I guarantee, you ask anyone around what the greatest country in the world is, and they’ll say without hesitation: the United States. Ask anyone around what country is greater than the United States, and they’ll look at you like you’re bonkers. If you think Trump is right – that America isn’t great – what country is greater? Canada? Germany? South Africa? Russia? In what country, right now, do you picture yourself doing better than the United States? If there is a better, greater country than this one, why isn’t everyone moving there? Please. I want to know, so I can go there and do way better, too!

Another thing I genuinely don’t understand: How does a billionaire, Trump, go around telling everyone the United States isn’t great? Yes, it’s 2016 and Trump still is a multibillionaire – despite, according to him, the United States not being great. To whom, exactly, hasn’t the United States been great?

Obviously, this country is great if you’re wealthy. Rumor is, Trump hasn’t even had to spend a dime on campaigning. The endless news cycle in this country covers him so much, he doesn’t need to!

What a great country this is! What a truly great country indeed!

 

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