IMO, I’ve never been offended by the slogan, I just can’t stand the man
With that said, I believe we are great, have been great, and will continue to be great… but I don’t believe we’re without fault. And that sentiment spans all offices, regardless of the party that currently or historically presided in the White House. Have we lost our footing a bit? Yeah, in my opinion, most certainly. We’ve always been held up as the de facto leader for western democracies, and others who seek freedom, personal liberties, etc. in their way of life. We’ve always been compassionate towards other in need, during times of crisis, whether they be friend or foe. There are certain times when assisting those in desperate need transcends politics, and we’ve always done so. Not so much anymore it seems. Recall the devastating earthquake Iran experienced in 2012? We weren’t exactly on good footing with them then, but we still sent aid and assisted them in their time of need. In 2017 Iran got hit again… don’t believe any aid was sent. Hell, we have to twist Trumps arm just to get aid to PR after being devastated by a hurricane. Those sort of actions, or rather inaction, are only one of a myriad of reasons of why I believe we’ve lost some respect form others in the world.
Can we be great without being arrogant? Sure, we certainly have in the past, but there’s no chance in hell of achieving that with Trump in office.