Opinion: Gap in national pride between Right and Left ignores economic successes

(Sinclair Broadcast Group)

For the first time in 18 years since Gallup began measuring national pride, less than 50 percent of Americans describe themselves as “extremely proud” of our country. The polling shows a sharp decline in pride among Democrats.

There was actually an increase of Republicans expressing “extreme pride” this year. The gap between Republicans and Democrats on extreme pride of our country is at 42 points.

This is all happening while our country is seeing incredible economic prosperity and strengthening on national security.

For the first time since employment data began being collected there are more jobs available than people to fill them.

Over 4 million Americans have received bonuses in the wake of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

So what does this mean?

Well, Republicans across the country are unifying behind the President and the tangible benefits the administration is achieving for the American people. Meanwhile, Democrats continue to be angry about and relitigate the 2016 election.

We’ve even seen major Democrat political figures such as Maxine Waters come out and further embrace this anger by demanding citizens publicly confront Trump supporters and officials

All because they can’t set aside their personal differences with the president for the good of our country.

When our economy is winning, all of us are winning – no matter what our political views may be.

Here's the Bottom Line: As our country witnesses incredible economic growth, many Democrats have decided that they’d rather see President Trump fail than have our country succeed.

I believe that strategy is empty, cynical and, will ultimately end up being a political failure.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.

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