Sean Spicer: “America is the Greatest Country on Earth.” Donald Trump: “Make America Great Again.”

make-america-great-againEarlier today Sean Spicer, Donald Trump’s press secretary, said to reporters:

Look, coming into this country is still a privilege. We’re the greatest country on Earth. And being able to come to America is a privilege, not a right. And it is our duty and it is the president’s goal to make sure that everybody who comes into this country to the best of our ability is here because they want to enjoy this country and come in peacefully. And so he takes that obligation extremely seriously.

Wait a minute, I am really confused now.  I thought America was a land of carnage and decay that can only be fixed by Donald Trump.  If America is the “greatest country on Earth” then why do we have to make it great again?

Here is how Trump described America in his inauguration address:

But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.

This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.

Why would so many refugees and immigrants want to come to a dump like this?


HT: Marty Masar.

4 thoughts on “Sean Spicer: “America is the Greatest Country on Earth.” Donald Trump: “Make America Great Again.”

  1. It’s all silliness to parse sloganeering, but American can theoretically be the greatest country on earth in comparison to all the other countries and yet not a great country (any more) on an absolute scale of greatness.

    I think this is probably an accurate representation of how many social conservatives think. We’re still better than everyone else, but we’re not as good as we used to be.


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