Nationalism is often conflated with patriotism.
Patriotism is defined as the display of pride and love in one's country coupled with the willingness to defend the nation-state.
Nationalism is love of country coupled with the belief that one's country is superior to others and that the needs of one's country should take precedence without regard for effects on other nation-states.
Xenophobia–the fear or hatred of outsiders–is part of extreme nationalism.
2017.01.20 Trump uses an executive order to name his inauguration day a "National Day of Patriotic Devotion." washingtonpost.com (See also Narcissim) 2017.01.24 Trump signs proclamation 9570 declaring January 20, 2017 as National Day of Patriotic Devotion federalregister.gov (See also First 100 Days) 2017.01.30 Trump’s hard-line actions have an intellectual godfather: Jeff Sessions washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days, Jeff Sessions, Department of Justice, Immigration, Trade, Jared Kushner, Rick Dearborn) 2017.02.01 Trump Immigration Ban disrupts international research collaboration on public health and disease. scientificamerican.com (See also Unprecedented Actions, Social Issues, Fascism, Muslim Immigration Ban) 2017.02.02 Trump espouses a vision of religious nationalism at annual prayer breakfast. theatlantic.com (See also Muslims, Immigrants, Constitutional Issues) 2017.02.02 Trump's counterterrorism efforts will focus on Islam and not white supremacists, who also have bombed and attacked U.S. citizens. reuters.com (See also Racism, Black Americans) 2017.02.18 DHS Secretary Kelly signs memos detailing new guidelines that empower federal agents to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants. washingtonpost.com (See also Immigrants, Immigration) 2017.02.18 Pence tries to reassure concerned European leaders, while also warning they must spend more on NATO. nytimes.com (See also National Defense, Europe, Mike Pence) 2017.02.18 Trump delivers misstatements and exaggerations to enthusiastic believers in first rally of his 2020 campaign. nytimes.com (See also Fascism, Attempts to Discredit Media, Assaults on Facts) 2017.02.22 The Trump administration issues new immigration policies with the goal of empowering agents to strictly enforce deportation laws. washingtonpost.com (See also Immigrants, Fascism, Immigration) 2017.02.22 Trump's DHS Secretary, John Kelly, lays out aggressive guidance for vigorously pursuing illegal immigrants. cnn.com (See also Immigrants, Fascism, Immigration, Department of Homeland Security) 2017.03.06 Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon describes Islam as "a cancer" and says U.S. is fighting a "global existential war" against Islam in newly surfaced audiotapes. abcnews.go.com (See also Steve Bannon, Muslims, Immigrants) 2017.06.02 The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to revive the president’s plan to temporarily ban citizens from six mostly Muslim countries. washingtonpost.com (See also Muslims, Muslim Immigration Ban, Supreme Court) 2017.08.02 Trump endorsed a new bill in the Senate aimed at slashing legal immigration levels which would represent a profound change to U.S. immigration policies that have been in place for half a century, favoring people that speak English, and slashing the number of green cards awarded from 1 million to 500,000. washingtonpost.com (See also Immigration, Stephen Miller) 2017.08.02 Two close associates of Pope Francis have accused American Catholic ultraconservatives of making an alliance of “hate” with evangelical Christians to back President Trump, focusing on Steve Bannon as a “supporter of an apocalyptic geopolitics” that has stymied action against climate change and exploited fears of migrants and Muslims with calls for “walls and purifying deportations.” nytimes.com (See also Steve Bannon, Racism, Muslims) 2017.08.15 In a long, combative exchange with reporters at Trump Tower in Manhattan, the president repeatedly rejected a torrent of bipartisan criticism for waiting two days before naming the right-wing groups and placing blame on “many sides” for the violence in Charlottesville that ended with the death of a young woman after a car crashed into a crowd. nytimes.com (See also Racism, Anti-Semitism, Unpresidential Behavior) 2017.08.16 Two of Donald Trump’s councils of top business leaders are disbanding following Tuesday’s controversial remarks by the president about the weekend’s violence in Virginia. wsj.com (See also Racism, Anti-Semitism) 2017.08.16 White nationalist leader David Duke on Tuesday thanked Trump for blaming violence in Charlottesville, Va., on the "alt-left." thehill.com (See also Anti-Semitism, Racism) 2017.08.18 House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi endorsed a call to censure Donald Trump for his response to the violent white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia. politico.com (See also Unprecedented Actions, Unpresidential Behavior, Anti-Semitism, Racism) 2017.08.18 The remaining members of a presidential arts and humanities panel resigned in yet another sign of growing national protest of Trump’s recent comments on the violence in Charlottesville. washingtonpost.com (See also Unprecedented Actions, Unpresidential Behavior, Racism, Anti-Semitism) 2017.08.20 An expanding number of organizations that had planned to hold galas at the president’s Florida resort - Mar-a-Lago - are deciding to raise money elsewhere. nytimes.com (See also Conflicts of Interest, Unpresidential Behavior, Racism, Anti-Semitism) 2017.08.23 A UN committee charged with tackling racism has issued an “early warning” over conditions in the US and urged the Trump administration to “unequivocally and unconditionally” reject discrimination. theguardian.com (See also Unprecedented Actions, Racism) 2017.08.23 Seven members of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, which includes Obama appointees, resigned this week, citing Trump’s Charlottesville response and other actions which they say threaten Homeland Security. huffingtonpost.com (See also Unpresidential Behavior, Racism, Anti-Semitism) 2017.08.25 More than one-quarter of a panel tasked with advising the Homeland Security Department on cybersecurity and infrastructure protection resigned en masse, citing Trump’s “insufficient attention” to the nation’s cyber vulnerabilities, his response to racist violence in Charlottesville, withdrawing from the Paris Accord, among other complaints. defenseone.com (See also Racism, Environment, John Kelly, Department of Homeland Security) 2017.08.25 Sebastian Gorka, a controversial White House staffer who served as a fiery spokesman for Trump on national security matters, abruptly left the administration. washingtonpost.com (See also Steve Bannon, Trump Cabinet, John Kelly) 2017.09.14 Donald Trump again drew a parallel between white supremacists and counter protesters, drawing a mild rebuke from South Carolina’s Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate who met with Trump to discuss racial issues a day earlier. bloomberg.com (See also Racism, Anti-Semitism) 2017.09.23 Donald Trump appeared at a campaign rally in Huntsville, Ala., veering off topic, and eventually landing on a few controversial points regarding the NFL and players peacefully protesting violence against African-Americans. washingtonpost.com (See also Racism, Black Americans, Unpresidential Behavior) 2017.09.24 The Trump administration announced new restrictions on visitors from eight countries — an expansion of an existing travel ban that has spurred fierce legal debates over security, immigration and discrimination, adding Chad, North Korea and Venezuela to the new indefinite ban. washingtonpost.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban, Racism, North Korea, Foreign Policy, Iran) 2017.09.25 The Department of Homeland Security is planning to collect social media information on all immigrants, including permanent residents and naturalized citizens, a move that has alarmed lawyers and privacy groups. buzzfeed.com (See also Fascism, Assaults on Civil Liberties, Department of Homeland Security) 2017.10.17 Republican Senator John McCain implicitly excoriated Donald Trump's administration and supporters, saying that "to refuse the obligations of international leadership ... for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism ... is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past." buzzfeed.com (See also Fascism) 2017.11.24 Jeff Sessions is methodically reshaping the Justice Department to reflect his nationalist ideology and hard-line views, from calling for prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible to altering the department's legal stances in cases involving voting rights and LGBTQ issues some would call discrimination. washingtonpost.com (See also Jeff Sessions, Department of Justice, LGBTQIA, Racism, Immigration, Muslim Immigration Ban, Assaults on Civil Liberties) 2017.11.30 Donald Trump attacked British Prime Minister Theresa May over her criticism of his racist, Islamophobic far-right retweets. theguardian.com (See also Unpresidential Behavior, Unprecedented Actions, Racism, Belief in Conspiracy Theories) 2017.12.04 A divided U.S. Supreme Court let Donald Trump’s travel ban take full effect while legal challenges go forward, allowing the US to bar or restrict entry by people from six mostly Muslim countries, even if they have a relationship with a U.S.-based person or institution. bloomberg.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims, Racism, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Supreme Court) 2017.12.23 According to six officials, Donald Trump said to his advisers in the Oval Office that 15,000 visitors from Haiti "all have AIDS" and that once the 40,000 visitors from Nigera see the United States, they would never "go back to their huts" in Africa. nytimes.com (See also Racism, Belief in Conspiracy Theories, Immigration, Rex Tillerson, John Kelly, Stephen Miller) 2018.01.17 Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake castigated Donald Trump for his attacks on the media, saying Trump had embraced the despotic language of former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and inspired modern-day authoritarians. reuters.com (See also Fascism, Assaults on Civil Liberties) 2018.01.21 Even though the Trump administration released a report supposedly from the Department of Homeland Security saying that "73% of terrorists were ‘foreign-born," DHS analysts had nothing to do with the report or the conclusion. thedailybeast.com (See also Immigration, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Jeff Sessions, Muslims) 2018.01.22 ICE has detained a Polish doctor and green-card holder who has lived in the U.S. for nearly 40 years. washingtonpost.com (See also Immigration, Department of Homeland Security) 2018.01.24 A prominent group of mayors called off a scheduled White House meeting with Donald Trump on Wednesday after the administration again threatened to withhold funding from nearly two dozen local governments they claimed aren’t following immigration laws. nbcnews.com (See also Immigration) 2018.01.24 The Justice Department is threatening 23 so-called sanctuary cities, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, with subpoenas if they fail to provide documents to show whether local law enforcement officers are sharing information with federal immigration authorities. usatoday.com (See also Department of Justice, Immigration) 2018.01.26 The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has officially gained agency-wide access to a nationwide license plate recognition database, giving the agency access to billions of license plate records and new powers of real-time location tracking, raising significant concerns from civil libertarians. theverge.com (See also Immigration, Assaults on Civil Liberties) 2018.01.29 Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, disregarding Justice Department warnings that their actions would be “extraordinarily reckless,” voted Monday evening to release a contentious secret memorandum said to accuse the department and the F.B.I. of misusing their authority to obtain a secret surveillance order on a former Trump campaign associate, throwing fuel on an already fiery partisan conflict over the investigations into Russia’s brazen meddling in the 2016 presidential election. nytimes.com (See also Unprecedented Actions, Trump Relationship with Russia, 2016 Campaign, Assaults on Facts) 2018.02.15 A federal appeals court ruled that Donald Trump's third attempt at a travel ban is likely unconstitutional, writing that it "continues to exhibit a primarily religious anti-Muslim objective." buzzfeed.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims, Legal Issues) 2018.02.22 In a memo distributed to staff, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services—the agency tasked with processing citizenship for applicants—announced it has scrubbed a passage of its mission statement of references to the U.S. being a nation of immigrants. splinternews.com (See also Immigration, False Statements) 2018.03.06 Gary D. Cohn, President Trump’s top economic adviser, said on Tuesday that he would resign, becoming the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the Trump administration. nytimes.com (See also Economy, Resignations and Dismissals, Anti-Semitism) 2018.03.27 Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he will let the Deferred Enforced Departure status for Liberians expire on March 31st as is scheduled and will not extend legal protection for them to remain in the U.S. axios.com (See also Department of Homeland Security) 2018.03.29 The Trump administration plans to require immigrants applying to come to the United States to submit five years of social media history, setting up a potential scouring of their Twitter and Facebook histories. cnn.com (See also Assaults on Civil Liberties, Immigration) 2018.04.03 A group of 17 U.S. states and 6 cities sued the Trump administration to stop it from asking people filling out 2020 census forms whether they are citizens. reuters.com (See also Immigration, Department of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, Immigrants) 2018.05.09 A company at the center of widening questions involving President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen is listed as the organization behind a string of websites targeted toward white nationalists and other members of the alt-right. washingtonpost.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Racism, Anti-Semitism, Legal Issues) 2018.05.16 Donald Trump lashed out at undocumented immigrants during a White House meeting on Wednesday, warning in front of news cameras that dangerous people were clamoring to breach the country’s borders and branding such people “animals.” nytimes.com (See also Immigration, Unpresidential Behavior, Mexico) 2018.05.24 Donald Trump, when speaking about new rules that the NFL has imposed said, "You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there — maybe you shouldn’t be in the country." axios.com (See also Fascism, Assaults on Civil Liberties) 2018.06.04 Donald Trump abruptly announced that Super Bowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles would not visit the White House on Tuesday, citing the team's participation in national anthem protests. thehill.com (See also Unprecedented Actions) 2018.06.04 Donald Trump uninvited the Philadelphia Eagles from an event at the White House, blasting the Super Bowl champions for not agreeing with his policy of standing for the national anthem. politico.com (See also Racism, Unpresidential Behavior) 2018.07.02 The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is creating a new Denaturalization Task Force, designed to revoke the citizenship of American citizens and deport them, based on what they claim are "bad naturalization cases." wnycstudios.org (See also Immigration, Fascism) 2018.07.13 In an interview with the British newspaper the Sun, Donald Trump made a statement that immigration changes existing “culture” for the worse, which is a staple of white nationalist rhetoric in the United States. washingtonpost.com (See also Racism, Anti-Semitism, Immigration) 2018.08.16 Donald Trump's military parade this fall is shaping up to cost $80 million more than initially estimated. cnbc.com (See also Fascism, Department of Defense, False Statements)
Trump's campaign slogan--Make America Great Again--is viewed by many as an expression of nationalism rather than patriotism because it has been coupled with denigration of other nations.