President Trump claimed at his rally Tuesday night that “some people” want to rename Thanksgiving, telling supporters “we’re not changing it.”
“You know, some people want to change the name Thanksgiving,” Trump told the crowd in Sunrise, Fla., without offering details.
“They don’t want to use the term ‘Thanksgiving,’” he claimed.
“And that was true also with Christmas, but now everybody’s using Christmas again. Remember I said that?” he continued.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump promised supporters he’d fight and win the so-called “war on Christmas” and pledged to “say ‘merry Christmas’ again.”
“I’m a good Christian. If I become president, we’re gonna be saying ‘merry Christmas’ at every store,” Trump said in 2015.
“Now we’re going to have do little work on Thanksgiving,” Trump said later in his remarks on Tuesday night. “People have different ideas why it shouldn’t be called Thanksgiving.”
“But everybody in this room, I know, loves the name Thanksgiving, and we’re not changing it,” he added.
#TrumpRally – Trump on Thanksgiving🦃
"You know, some people want to change the name Thanksgiving. They don't wanna use the name Thanksgiving. And that was true also with Christmas, but now everybody's using Christmas again."
— Bad Fox Graphics (@BadFoxGraphics) November 27, 2019
NBC News political reporter, Allan Smith, noted that a recent Fox News segment likely inspired the president’s Thanksgiving remarks.
“In case you were curious why Trump said tonight that some people want to rename Thanksgiving,” Smith tweeted.
In case you were curious why Trump said tonight that some people want to rename Thanksgiving https://t.co/UvUwDrgvw5
— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) November 27, 2019