Patriotism is on the decline in America

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
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/01/politics/donald-trump-race-police/index.html

How views of patriotism vary by party
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/03/how-views-patriotism-vary-by-party/

U.S. National Pride Falls to Record Low
https://news.gallup.com/poll/312644/national-pride-falls-record-low.aspx

Here’s Donald Trump’s Presidential Announcement Speech
https://time.com/3923128/donald-trump-announcement-speech/
Here’s what we know about Trump’s Fourth of July plans
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2019/06/21/heres-what-we-know-about-trumps-plans-fourth-july/

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