President Trump attempted to reignite the “war on Christmas” during his speech before the Value Voters Summit on Friday, telling the crowd of religious conservatives that “we’re saying merry Christmas again” now that he’s president.
“We are stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values,” Trump said to applause from the audience, before attacking people who refuse to say “Merry Christmas.”
“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,” he told the audience.
“You go to department stores and they’ll say ‘Happy New Year,’ or they’ll say other things and it’ll be red, they’ll have it painted. But they don’t say — well guess what? We’re saying merry Christmas again.”
Trump: “They don’t use the word Christmas because it’s not politically correct … We’re saying Merry Christmas again” https://t.co/9NrQgpwCxn
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Trump used the “War on Christmas” argument on the campaign trail as a way to assert that political correctness is preventing Christians from expressing their religious beliefs.
“They want to be politically correct. If I’m president, you will see ‘Merry Christmas’ in department stores, believe me, believe me,” Trump said on the campaign trail.