The Huffington Post reports:
President Donald Trump sent out Christmas wishes by praising himself for “leading the charge against the assault” on the phrase “Merry Christmas,” in yet another example of the president claiming to have won a dispute that never really existed.
Trump has repeatedly hammered on the false notion that American citizens were somehow unable to freely say the season’s greeting until he became president. Even a pro-Trump TV ad thanks the president for ending a war on Christmas that didn’t exist in the first place.
People are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again. I am proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 25, 2017
Thank you Mr. Trump. I used to have to write “Merry Christmas” on a little slip of paper and slide it across the table to my priest who ate it immediately https://t.co/6NxzyN2m9u
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) December 25, 2017
Isn’t this a very holy and spiritual night for you? Where is your family? Why are you tweeting? But as long as you’re reading this, fuck you. https://t.co/OofJ2ubRoU
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) December 25, 2017