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  •  Umm... no (1+ / 0-)
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    If history is any indication, the best summation of what "American Exceptionalism"  is would be:

    What is "American Exceptionalism" and why is it so important to those on the right that American presidents believe in it? A perusal of various writings on the subject leads in various directions, but essentially it comes down to a belief that we white Americans are better than everyone else.

    If it were any other way, we wouldn't have the "we want our country back" crowd... they don't want the POTUS representing America because to those who espouse American Exceptionalism he is not representative of what they deem America to be ( that whole "white, Christian nation" BS )

    While there are exceptional non-white americans, to the proponents of American Exceptionalism, they are still teh scary other and therefore unfit and unworthy.

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