All presidential candidate Donald Trump had to do was adopt the campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” to 1) inspire a bunch of hot takes of how — ackshually — that phrasing was lifted from Nazi Germany, and 2) give us an Independence Day in which progressives flooded Twitter with the hashtag, #AmericaWasNeverGreat.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo chimed in last August, telling a crowd, “We are not going to make America great again. It was never that great…. We have not reached greatness.”

Then Eric Holder, the former attorney general held in contempt of Congress, asked on MSNBC just this March, “Exactly when do you think America was great?” adding that “this notion of greatness” takes us back to “an American past that never in fact really existed.”

We have a theory about progressives. America is great, but it’s never been perfect. We’ve made mistakes. And progressives consider themselves so ideologically pure they can’t be associated with something tainted by imperfection.

Those progressives should really enjoy this soundbite from 2020 hopeful Pete Buttigieg, who has jumped on the “America was never really that great” train.

Someone should tell that to the tens of thousands of migrants arriving in caravans at the southern border: America isn’t as great as you’ve been led to believe; you’re better off just turning around and going back. Sure you’ve made a journey of a thousand miles to get here, but we can’t force a baker to make you a cake for your same-sex wedding.

But now they hate capitalism too. Remember when Time Magazine correspondent Charlotte Alter complained that people her and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ age had never experienced American prosperity in their adult lives? Poor dears, having it so much tougher than any generation before.

And yet the liberal elite tell us the Constitution is “archaic” and “outdated” and we need to scrap the Second Amendment and the Electoral College and maybe even the Supreme Court and the Senate too.

File this one under one more take we wouldn’t be hearing if Hillary Clinton were coronated as was meant to be.