Trump probably knows nothing about the Catalan nation and so would have been better to hold his tongue. But he should know and so he should be backing Catalan Independence just as he should also be backing Kurdish Independence. The Spanish nation and the Catalan nation go back both a very long time. But what Trump is getting behind is just such a dreadful thing, with the Spanish Government taking decisions which are repressive on the Catalan people. In fact the Spanish and the Catalans must be united together against massive problems but that unity must come on the basis of equals. With equality comes friendship. It is a terrible tragedy that Trump takes this awful position

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