It’s a term associated with Nazism and heavily used by white supremacists in recent years. On “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Carlson went on to insist that being a nationalist should be a “prerequisite for running a democracy.” (Watch it at 2:00 in the clip below.)
“A nationalist. In other words, a leader who puts his own country first. Who cares about his own people most. You’d think everyone in charge of a nation would be a nationalist,” he said.
“Hitler was a nationalist,” Carlson continued. “Of course so were Mahatma Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln and every other leader of every other nation state throughout history until about 20 minutes ago.”