Trump mocked after claiming he has revived the phrase 'Merry Christmas'

Greg Evans
Monday 23 December 2019 09:45
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Donald Trump is a man who enjoys the odd bit of hyperbole and nonsense and his bizarre take on the world and his influence on it was in full force on Saturday evening.

Speaking at a Turning Point USA student event in West Palm Beach, Florida, Trump gave his thoughts on Christmas and how he personally believed that he saved the holiday for everyone.

According to the president, the phrase 'Merry Christmas' – which is something that practically everyone says at this time of year – was dying out until he got into office in 2017.

You remember they were trying to take Christmas out of Christmas? They didn't want to let you say 'Merry Christmas.'

They didn't want to let you say 'Merry Christmas.' You'd go around, you'd see department stores they'd have everything red, snow, beautiful, ribbons, bows. Everything was there but they wouldn't say 'Merry Christmas'. 

They're all saying 'Merry Christmas' again. That's the least I could do.

We're not entirely sure who 'they' are and we don't know why they were trying to ban the inoffensive phrase of 'Merry Christmas' but we can sleep easy knowing that Donald Trump did his most to protect the holiday that has been celebrated now for more than 2000 years.

No, we're not sure what he is going on about either but his comments have seen him become a laughing stock.

This isn't the first time that he has made this claim. In May 2018 he practically said the same thing and it was just as nuts then as it is now.

HT Evening Standard

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