Donald Trump Pushes Patriotism in Schools

Call for "promoting American pride" follows long-awaited immigration speech.

ByMEGHAN KENEALLY and JOHN SANTUCCI
September 01, 2016, 10:06 AM

— -- Donald Trump stressed his push for increased patriotism in a speech to the American Legion this morning.

He said that a shared goal of a Trump administration and the American Legion, a veterans' association, would be "promoting American pride and patriotism in America's schools."

"We want young Americans to recite the Pledge of Allegiance," Trump said.

"We will stop apologizing for America, and we will start celebrating America. We will be united by our common culture, values and principles, becoming one American nation. One country, under one Constitution, saluting one American flag. And always saluting it," he said.

His speech in Cincinnati came hours after he gave a long-awaited address on immigration in Arizona.

Trump reiterated several of his immigration proposals this morning, including greater screening for immigrants, a ban on accepting Syrian refugees and stronger border defense.

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