Donald Trump’s Brand of Patriotism Challenged by Professional Wrestler

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Maybe the person to drown out the message championed by Mr. Donald Trump isn’t a politician or an activist, but rather a professional wrestler.

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By Christopher “Flood the Drummer®” Norris

7.5.16: National – (Politics): Maybe the person to drown out the message championed by Mr. Donald Trump – the presumptive Republican presidential nominee whose latest faux pas is using the Star of David on a poster meant to convey the corrupt nature of his opponent, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee who has as a supporter the President of the United States and who won’t be charged criminally by the F.B.I for her use of a private email server when working in the role of Secretary of State – isn’t a politician or an activist, but rather a popular professional wrestler and budding television personality whose soapbox is much broader than his contemporaries.

Though Mr. Trump, whose campaign slogan is ‘Make America Great Again,’ is never mentioned by WWE star Mr. John Cena in his new ad promoting patriotism, its clear why the video content was made, and why, at this particular time in history, it was distributed.

“This year, patriotism shouldn’t just be about pride of country. It should be about love – love beyond age, disability, sexuality, race, religion, and any other labels,” Mr. Cena, who’s considered the face of WWE, said in the video from Ad Council’s #WeAreAmerica campaign. “To love America is to love all Americans. Because love has no labels,” the former WWE Champion added.

While campaigning for the presidency, Mr. Trump, the presidential candidate favored by many white supremacist groups, has marketed himself as the ultimate patriot; as a businessman who loves America so dearly, and who’s so concerned with the country’s good standing in the world, that he’s willing to abandon the autonomy of private industry for the bureaucracy of the public sector in an effort to make the nation once again a winner, because America doesn’t win anymore, according to Mr. Trump, who’s the last Republican presidential candidate standing after more than a dozen Americans, including former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and current New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, threw their hat in the ring.

 

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But Mr. Trump’s brand of patriotism has been anything but unifying, and it’s certainly opposite that of Mr. Cena’s. The New York City real-estate mogul has routinely engaged in, promoted and exacerbated Islamophobia, despite 3.5 million Americans identifying as Muslim, the ad points out. Mr. Trump has also been accused by the American public – of which 51% are female, Mr. Cena highlighted – as being sexist.

And as a result of virtually no substantive mentions of policies specific to advancing and safeguarding black communities, a new Quinnipiac poll finds Mr. Trump has in his possession only 1% of the black vote.

Mr. Trump appears most comfortable with a specific group of people: Whites, in particular, White men. It’s this group that Mr. Trump has rarely, if ever, disparaged publicly. In fact, it’s frustrated White men with whom Mr. Trump most empathizes with.

All other racial groups get lip service or insults from Mr. Trump, who promised to win 100% of the black vote, but only White communities seem to get special attention from the controversial candidate.

According to Mr. Cena’s definition of patriotism and love of country, Mr. Trump is more of a nationalist than a patriot.

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Christopher "Flood the Drummer®" Norris is an award-winning journalist, online content producer and professional drummer currently serving as the CEO of Techbook Online, a news and event company.

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