President Donald Trump is so obsessed with people “saying Merry Christmas again” he seems ready to dump all the other holidays between Summer and December 25th.
With two weeks to go until Halloween and over a month until Thanksgiving, Trump launched into a bizarre rant about Christmas while giving a speech at The Heritage Foundation Tuesday.
“Let’s give our country the best Christmas present of all: massive tax cuts.”
“And speaking of Christmas… yes? You want to hear it? Speaking ― I’m just talking about Christmas presents, I’ll give you a bigger Christmas present, you’re going to be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again, OK? You’re going to say ‘Merry Christmas,’” Trump declared.
“You know, you go to the stores, and they have the red walls and they have the snow and they even have the sleigh, and the whole thing. They don’t have ‘Merry Christmas.’ They don’t have ‘Merry Christmas.’”
“I want them to say: ‘Merry Christmas, everybody.’ Happy New Year, Happy holidays, but I want ‘Merry Christmas.’ We’re going to say it again,” he added. “It’s happening already.”
Trump also went on a bizarre Christmas rant back in July during a speech at the Kennedy Center in which he somehow tied it in with the Constitutional Convention.
“Our religious liberty is enshrined in the very first amendment in the Bill of Rights,” Trump said. “The American founders invoked our creator four times in the Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Franklin reminded his colleagues at the Constitutional Convention to begin by bowing their heads in prayer. I remind you that we’re going to start saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.”
Trump did the same days after his election victory in 2016 in Wisconsin.
“So when I started 18 months ago, I told my first crowd in Wisconsin that we are going to come back here someday and we are going to say ‘Merry Christmas’ again,” he said. “Merry Christmas. So, merry Christmas, everyone. Happy New Year, but merry Christmas.”
In January of last year, Trump blamed store displays neglecting to say “Merry Christmas” on political correctness while giving a speech at Liberty University in Virginia.
“You go into a department store,” he said. “When was the last time you saw ‘Merry Christmas’? You don’t see it anymore. They want to be politically correct. If I’m president, you will see ‘Merry Christmas’ in department stores, believe me, believe me.”
Of course, the irony of all this is he can’t win, just as with his obsession about forcing NFL players to stand during the national anthem.
The only people he’s reaching with the anti-political correctness message are ones that were already angry about it. No one that said “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas” will start saying the latter because a president abhorred by a large majority of the nation said so.
The Sunday before Trump went on his tirade about Colin Kapernick and other “sons of b*tches” who protest racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem, only nine NFL players knelt during the anthem. On the Sunday after his Twitter tirade, more than 250 NFL players joined the protest.