'This Is an Outrage': Gorka Says Macron's 'Nationalism' Swipe at Trump Was 'Pathetic'
Former White House adviser Dr. Sebastian Gorka said on Fox & Friends that French President Emmanuel Macron's remark on nationalism was "pathetic."
Macron seemed to take a shot at President Trump while the two spoke at the solemn observance of Armistice Day in Paris on Sunday.
“Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism," Macron said. "Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism."
President Trump has been a self-described nationalist with an "America First" approach.
Macron added that "In saying ‘Our interests first, whatever happens to the others,’ you erase the most precious thing a nation can have, that which makes it live, that which causes it to be great and that which is most important: Its moral values."
Gorka said that the idea of someone worshiping something outside of one's nation is "an outrage."
"Mr. Macron, look up the word 'nationalism' in a dictionary," he said. "It says -- in English or French -- love of nation, devotion to your country. How is that a bad thing?"
He added that until Trump took office, European nations have not been serious about their defenses.
"It is nations that were the bulwark against totalitarian ideologies like fascism, like communism," he said.