Make America Great Again
"Make America Great Again" (MAGA) is a campaign slogan which is used in American politics and was popularized by Donald Trump in his successful 2016 presidential campaign. Ronald Reagan used the similar slogan "Let's make America great again" in his successful 1980 presidential campaign.
- What is the way? Here is America. There are 130,000,000 of us. America needs a leader who can coordinate labor, capital, and management; who can give the man of enterprise encouragement, who can give them the spirit which will beget vision. That will make America great again.
- Alexander Wiley, Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the 76th Congress Third Session Volume 86 Part 11, p.12393.
- For those without job opportunities, we’ll stimulate new opportunities, particularly in the inner cities where they live. For those who’ve abandoned hope, we’ll restore hope and we’ll welcome them into a great national crusade to make America great again.
- Ronald Reagan (2004). "Speech Accepting the Republican Nomination for President". Tear Down this Wall: The Reagan Revolution – a National Review History. A&C Black. p. 22.
- Sadly, the American dream is dead. But if I get elected president I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before, and we will make America great again.
- Donald Trump, Presidential Bid Announcement, "Full text: Donald Trump announces a presidential bid", The Washington Post, 16 June 2015.
- The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great.
- Meghan McCain remarks during John McCain's memorial service, (September 1, 2018); as quoted by Kane, Paul; Pogrund, Gabriel; Itkowitz, Colby. "'America was always great': Meghan McCain rebukes Trump". The Washington Post. (September 1, 2018).
- [W]earing a 'Make America Great Again' hat is not necessarily an overt expression of racism. But if you wear one, it's a pretty good indication that you share, admire or appreciate President Trump's racist views about Mexicans, Muslims and border walls.
- Abcarian, Robin. "MAGA hats and blackface are different forms of expression, but they share a certain unfortunate DNA". Los Angeles Times. (February 5, 2019).
- Exactly when did you think America was great?
- Eric Holder, "Holder to Trump: 'Exactly when did you think America was great?'". MSNBC. March 28, 2019.
- It was vague enough to appeal to optimists generally, while leaving plenty of room for bitter and resentful voters to conclude that we were finally going back to the days when they ran the world.
- Goldberg, Nicholas. "Column: Trump has come up with the worst campaign slogan ever". Los Angeles Times. (May 14, 2020).
- Their cruelty made them feel good, it made them feel proud, it made them feel happy. And it made them feel closer to one another…Their shared laughter at the suffering of others is an adhesive that binds them to one another, and to Trump.
- Adam Serwer, The Cruelty Is the Point: The Past, Present, and Future of Trump's America, (2021)
- Here's the difference between Democrats and Republicans: When a Democrat says something racist or antisemitic ... we hold Democrats accountable. When a MAGA Republican says something racist and or antisemitic, they are embraced by cheering crowds and become celebrated and sought after.
- Karine Jean-Pierre as quoted by Katia Riddle, “Biden calls for resignation of LA city council members over racist remarks”, NPR, (October 11, 2022)