Here is the link to the WSJ editorial:
“In commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, French President Emmanuel Macron said: “Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. By saying ‘Our interests first, who cares about the others,’ we erase what a nation holds dearest . . . its moral values.”
That might sound nice, but Mr. Macron got it almost exactly backward. It is through the nation that moral values can be upheld and sustained. In America, our ideals are deeply intertwined with our national traditions and institutions. Mr. Macron may have intended…”
It is behind a paywall.
The Daily Caller has some excerpts:
“Rubio pointed out where he believes Macron is wrong.
“American nationalism is opposed to the kind of detached rationality Mr. Macron described,” he wrote.
“What makes America exceptional is that our values are built into our national identity. While we have never been completely true to our founding ideas, for more than two centuries each generation has fought and succeeded to move us closer to them,” the op-ed reads.
Trump received his share of negative responses to his claim as a nationalist, with several in the media suggesting the president’s comments could be construed as “coded language” to Americans holding racist ideologies and emboldening white nationalists.
“President Trump is right to embrace the label ‘nationalist,’ because a true American nationalism isn’t about a national identity based on race, religion or ethnicity,” Rubio defended. …”
Here is the FOX News interview: