FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
“Nationalist” Trump Dragging the Country to the Edge of Disaster
A statement by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
President Trump’s shocking declaration that he is a “nationalist” should embarrass and greatly concern every American. It is a stab to the heart of our globalized, multicultural society.
While he didn’t put the word ‘white’ in front of his professed ideology, he might as well have. We all know what he means. We should not ignore the danger signs.
White nationalism means white race supremacy. The kind of nationalism expressed most vividly by the KKK and David Duke, who immediately congratulated Trump for his statement. White Christian Nationalism was Hitler’s tool in Germany.
Racists and anti-Semites are rejoicing.
Trump also tried to distort the word ‘globalization,’ to make it sinister, foreign, other. He is playing an old and wicked game. Extremes of race polarization, pitting one group against another is a form of control, a weapon of mass distraction.
White nationalism is a threat to world order and peace.
The Great Divider has struck again. Trump is dragging the country to the edge of disaster.
Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international organization that was formed in December 1996 by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through merging of two organizations he founded Operation PUSH People United to Serve Humanity (estab. 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (estab. 1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Oakland, the organization works to make the American Dream a reality for all citizens while advocating for peace and justice around the world. RPC is dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless. Its mission is to protect, defend and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields while promoting peace and justice around the world.