In 2017, Trump declared that the United States was no longer an instrument for democracy.
“We are no longer a beacon of light,” Trump said at the time.
“We are a country that has no place in a democracy, period.”
Trump was referring to the Trump Organization’s ownership of the iconic Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the largest hotel in the world.
In 2018, the Trump organization sold its stake in the hotel to the New York City real estate mogul, making it the largest publicly traded business to lose a piece of its parent company.
Trump’s stance has been one of the major themes of the Republican presidential primary, and he has often criticized the Democratic nominee, Sen. Bernie Sanders, for not standing up for his principles.
On the campaign trail, Trump has repeatedly criticized Sanders, saying he was “a phony” for being “too liberal.”
But in a recent interview with The Associated Press, Trump said that he has been a strong advocate for the country and its institutions and that his position has been vindicated.
When it comes to the “no-fly list,” Trump has defended the government’s use of the controversial list, arguing that the program has prevented the 9/11 terrorists from coming to the United Sates.
He also argued that the U,S.
needs to keep its promise to take in more Syrian refugees and has pledged to bring back thousands of jobs that have been lost since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.