This Fourth of July, patriotism is on the decline. According to Gallup polling only 42% of Americans are “extremely proud” to be an American. Chris Cillizza explains why this number has been steadily falling.
SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
An agitated Trump encourages governors to use aggressive tactics on protesters
How views of patriotism vary by party
U.S. National Pride Falls to Record Low
Here’s Donald Trump’s Presidential Announcement Speech
Here’s what we know about Trump’s Fourth of July plans
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Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.