PressTV-‘Trump’s buffoonery helps to reduce patriotism in US’

How Americans are continuing to tolerate the buffoonery, demagoguery and outright slide into a brutal totalitarianism of the United States is something an American political analyst wonders.

Myles Hoenig, a former Green Party candidate for Congress, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday while commenting on a new poll which has revealed that less Americans are identifying themselves as patriots two years into President Donald Trump’s first term in the White House.

The Gallup poll, released on Monday, showed that only 47 percent of Americans were extremely proud to be American, down four points from 2016 and far from the peak of 70 percent in 2003.

The hike in lack of pride was mainly caused by a dip among Democrats whose number dropped from 45 percent in 2016 to 32 percent in 2018, Trump’s second year in office. The number also fell among independents by three points.

Republicans, on the other hand, have moved up six…

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