Amy Klobuchar: Trump Supporters Fail the ‘Patriotism Check’
Democrat presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar, heading into Tuesday’s primary in New Hampshire, is questioning the patriotism and decency of people who support President Trump.
In an interview with MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe,’ the Minnesota Democrat suggested the 2020 presidential campaign would be a referendum on ethics and love of country. These are two areas she believes Trump voters fall short.
“I have always had strong support from independent voters. I get this,” she explained. “I think this election isn’t just an economic check, which is what most of our debates are. It’s also a decency check on this president. It’s a patriotism check.”
In other words, independent voters pass that check because she has their support, while other voters – namely Republicans – do not.
This election is a decency check on the President.
You may not agree with everything said on the debate stage (I don’t agree with everything said on the debate stage!), but we can agree on one thing: the heart of America is bigger than the heart of the guy in the White House. pic.twitter.com/pfKCIdAQTB
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) February 10, 2020
This isn’t the first time Klobuchar has made the claim that voters supporting the President fail the ‘patriotism check.’
At a campaign rally over the weekend, she parroted those sentiments.
“This election is a patriotism check. It’s a decency check on this president,” she told fans at the rally. “And what unites us more than anything is that we know that the heart of America is bigger than the heart of the guy in the White House.”
That ‘guy in the White House,’ incidentally, cut short his campaign rally in New Hampshire to pay respects to two American soldiers killed Saturday in Afghanistan. Seems pretty decent and patriotic, no Ms. Klobuchar?
This election is a decency check and a patriotism check on the President. pic.twitter.com/3mAtjAA3ZF
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) February 6, 2020
Trump Supporters Love This Country
Hilariously, Klobuchar is presented in the media as some sort of moderate and reasoned voice in the Democrat field. But then she goes and echoes extremist sentiments like this.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, for instance, has claimed anybody who supports President Trump’s construction of a wall at the southern border is not a patriot and, in fact, does not love America.
“Those people who want the wall are not patriots,” Waters asserted. “They are not people who love this country, they are not people who stand up for what’s right!”
She was saying this while defending criminals crossing the border.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, likewise, has suggested illegal aliens are more patriotic than Trump and his supporters.
Ocasio-Cortez says economic migrants who are attempting to enter the country, many of them illegally, are “more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be” pic.twitter.com/zyPXHqEzOW
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 9, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has referred to illegals as patriotic, suggesting those who would prefer them to be legal as the opposite.
Klobuchar’s statements are just more of the same.
On the contrary, a study conducted by WalletHub in 2019 shows that red states that voted for Donald Trump exhibit far more patriotic characteristics than their blue-state counterparts, which voted for Hillary Clinton.
Perhaps taking Clinton’s ‘deplorable’ comments and amplifying them by questioning the patriotism of Trump supporters isn’t exactly the pathway to the White House. It didn’t work in 2016 and it’s not going to work in 2020.