The history behind the phrase 'America First'

In his inaugural address, newly minted President Donald Trump made it clear that his administration will put "America first."
In fact, he used the phrase twice.
As Los Angeles Times writer Doyle McManus pointed out during the campaign, however, the phrase "America First" has a bit of a loaded history.
"Seventy-five years ago, the America First Committee was an isolationist movement that opposed U.S. entry into World War II," McManus writes.
He adds that its most famous leader, aviator Charles Lindbergh, argued that Nazi Germany was certain to defeat Britain and that U.S. intervention would be useless.
"His followers included more than a few pro-Nazis and anti-Semites," McManus writes.

Source: The Los Angels Times


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