Just hours after ordering an airstrike that killed an Iran military general, potentially triggering a war, Donald Trump was back to talking about Christmas again.

Yes, despite everyone biting their fingernails to smithereens over the looming spectre of another war in the Middle East involving the US, Trump was seemingly in a much calmer mood and was still in the festive spirit.

At an evangelical Christian event in Miami, Florida, supporters of the president showed their loyalty to him by basically treating him as some sort of deity.

Although he didn't seem too keen to talk about what was going on Iran, he did begin the speech by briefly bragging about the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, which seemed to go down well.

Then for no apparent reason, Trump seemed to believe that is was still Christmas and that he was the overriding saviour of the season.

Addressing the crowd he said:

Things were looking very bleak for a long period of time, things were looking very bleak. Even a thing like 'Merry Christmas.'

In the summer, I'd say 'we are going to say 'Christmas again' and now they're all saying 'Merry Christmas' again, they're all saying it.

You'd go to these big department stores 3, 4 years ago, and they'd have the snow & the red & the white, but they wouldn't say 'Christmas.' ... they said, 'we can't say it.'

They're all saying it again. They are saying it proudly.

Quite what 'Merry Christmas' has to do with the assassination of a foreign military leader is a little beyond us but he was talking at a Church so it kinda makes sense but is questionable timing.

Needless to say, it is a remarkable distraction tactic from the president and people were not impressed.

Still, it's probably the last war that America actually 'won.'

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