Back in 2009 at a NATO summit, Barack Obama failed to directly answer a question by a press official who wanted to know if Barack Obama believed in American exceptionalism. Back then many people were startled by Obama”s answer and were quick to denounce the president for not directly answering the question correctly. Some of those people worked at Fox News. Others like Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin and Rudolph Giuliani were some of the harshest critics and jumped all over Barack Obama for his peculiar answer.
Ironically, today many of these same people who portray themselves as conservative standard bearers for American exceptionalism are sitting on Team Trump promoting his candidacy all across this country via Fox News Channel and conservative radio. Maybe they should have asked their guy if he believed in American exceptionalism before they jumped on the Trump bandwagon? Turns out the Donald not only doesn’t believe in it, he doesn’t even want to talk about it. To the Donald, the term is like really gross!
Next time Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich or Rudy Giuliani or anyone else wants to sell a certain candidate to the American people, wouldn’t it be best for them to look into the previous statements of that candidate? Not only do these statements make Donald Trump look like a fool, it also makes the old trusted conservative standard bearers who are out there campaigning for him look like one too.