Trump Supporters Have Forfeited the Right to Call Themselves Patriots

A Trump supporter holds a Q sign outside a campaign rally— Rick Loomis/Getty Images

For as long as I can remember, the far right has acted as though they have a monopoly on patriotism. Seeing themselves as “real Americans,” while demonizing the left, attacking progressive ideals, and blaming liberals for all of their problems.

But the United States is a complex country with diverse people, perspectives, and experiences. There is…