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Trump wants to be called a 'nationalist,' but by which meaning?

Knowing President Donald Trump's fondness for needless provocations, I actually felt somewhat relieved when he made news by declaring that he wants to be called a "nationalist."

At least he didn't insert a troubling adjective to call himself something like "ethno-nationalist," "economic nationalist," "cultural nationalist" or -- heaven help us -- "white nationalist."

That last label, you may recall, applied to those white supremacists whom

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