I always thought the term nationalist was a good thing, until I got more into politics, and I never understood why the term was used differently than it's true meaning, but I was brainwashed into believing it is a supremacist thing, and now I understand. That is the problem, it is not a supremacist thing, and the world needs to go back to the true definition, someone seriously messed with that word. I think people became too lazy to say the word White in front of Nationalist, that Nationalist all of the sudden became synonymous with White Nationalist.
It started as a Nationalist which to me always had a good connotation (unless you are a globalist), then someone added White to it, which made it racist, then they took out White, and it still racist. Just a strange progression all around.
His context was the difference between a Globalist and a Nationalist... He said he was not a Globalist, and he is a Nationalist because he cares about our country and it's interests first, but you didn't hear that from half the media outlets, or the newspapers.
I prefer to use the dictionary in defining words.... it's much more useful that way, and people can converse intelligently if both parties know what the words mean. That may not be the case in this situation.