Bill Kristol: ‘It’s profoundly depressing and vulgar to hear an American president proclaim America first’

The Chinese put China first. The Russians put Russia first. Israelis believe in Israel first.

So, what’s wrong with Americans seeking to put our country before a faceless, vacuous globalism that has eaten away at our manufacturing base, taken the lives of our best and brightest overseas, and threatened our standard of living for decades?

According to neoconservatives like Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, apparently a lot.

Kristol let out a tweetstorm before and during Donald Trump’s “America First” themed inauguration speech Friday, highlighted by this gem:

“Depressing and vulgar…” Wow! In a prime example a true globalist’s gloves coming off, Kristol and his neoconservative ilk can’t help but expose themselves for the anti-American hucksters they are.

In a classic example of the strawman fallacy, they like to link the movement to put our people first, just as every other nation does, to the often pro-Nazi “America First” movement that existed prior to World War II. But Trump is having none of it.

Abraham Foxman, former chairman of the Anti-Defamation League, told the Forward on Friday afternoon that he believes the Jewish community needs to get over its concerns over Trump’s use of the phrase. “My feeling is we should move off it,” he said. “During the campaign, some of us in the Jewish community communicated to him that we find it disturbing… I think he got the message and he feels like he’s not talking about ‘Germany First,’” Foxman said, referring to the phrase’s historical pro-Nazi connotations. “He’s talking about America first. And there’s nothing wrong with saying America first.”

Kristol’s tweet spread far and wide and got lots of attention on social media. Here are some great responses:

Here are a few of the other inauguration tweets from Kristol. Sadly, this sort of thing has become par for the course for this guy.

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Scott Morefield

Scott Morefield is a news and opinion columnist for BizPac Review. In addition to his work on BPR, Scott's commentary can also be found on Townhall, TheBlaze, The Hill, WND, Breitbart, National Review, The Federalist, and many other sites, including A Morefield Life, where he and his wife, Kim, share their marriage and parenting journey.
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