Who is an American?

Cody Keenan, in his book  Grace—President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America, remembers when he told President Obama that Rudy Giuliani had said that the president doesn’t love this country.

President Obama replied to his speechwriter: “Who gets to decide what it means to be an American? Who gets to be the arbiter of which Americans are worthy and which aren’t, who belongs and who doesn’t, whose views are valid and whose aren’t?”