For this week’s Memory Lane Monday, our staff thought we’d go all the way back to December of last year, when while taking his official victory lap in Michigan, Donald Trump promised the electorate a
New World , “Merry Christmas.”
Some in the crowd that day might remember him as saying, “It will be the hugest, merriest Christmas of all time. It will be so merry even the big guy, Mr. Jesus will be showing up,” but what Donald Trump actually said at the time was a little different.
“We’re gonna start saying, ‘Merry Christmas’ again. How about all those department stores, they have the bells and they have the red walls and they have the snow, but they don’t have, ‘Merry Christmas?’ I think they’re gonna start putting up ‘Merry Christmas.’”
Even earlier last month, at the Value Voters Summit, Donald Trump repeated his phrase disdain for Happy Holidays. “Something I said so much during the last two years, but I’ll say it again, as we approach the end of the year, you know, we’re getting near that beautiful Christmas season that people don’t talk about anymore. They don’t use the word Christmas, because it’s not politically correct. You go to department stores, and they’ll say, ‘Happy New Year,’ and they’ll say other things. It’ll be red. They’ll have it painted. Well, guess what? We’re saying, ‘Merry Christmas,’ again.”
Interestingly enough, despite those assurances and the new $45 Make Christmas Great Again caps Trump’s Campaign has been hocking, on this year’s White House invitations, reporters have been invited to a, “Holiday reception,” and not a Christmas one.
“The President and Mrs. Trump request the pleasure of your company at a Holiday Reception to be held at the White House.”