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Stop calling Donald Trump un-American

Stop calling Donald Trump un-American

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STOP CALLING Donald Trump un-American.

Like baseball and apple pie, he is synonymous with our country. To say otherwise is downright dishonest.

But despite that ugly truth, the Boston Globe, with a satirical front page mocking Trump’s policies, is the latest media outlet to say Trump’s vision for the country is “profoundly un-American.”

In my view, the only thing that’s profound is our continued willingness to delude ourselves into believing that the millions of people following Trump are somehow outside the mainstream. In reality, Trump’s followers – people who have voted for him in record numbers – are Americans. And they support the very policies the Boston Globe disparaged on its fake front page.

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Photo: Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. Gage Skidmore / Flickr Creative Commons

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Solomon Jones is an Essence bestselling author and award-winning columnist. He is the creator and editor of and morning host on 900 am WURD radio. Click here to learn more about Solomon.