President Trump is inviting reporters to a “Holiday Reception” at the White House after vowing last month that his administration would start “saying Merry Christmas again.”
“The President and Mrs. Trump request the pleasure of your company at a Holiday Reception to be held at the White House on Friday, December 1, 2017 at two o’clock,” the invitation itself reads.
The Hill added:
The email states that formal engraved invitations should arrive in the mail soon.
As a presidential candidate, Trump repeatedly channeled the so-called “war on Christmas” — the notion that the holiday is being aggressively secularized — and promised that, under his administration, “Merry Christmas” would become the common greeting.
Trump attempted to reignite the GOP’s fictional “War on Christmas” during his speech before the Value Voters Summit in Washington last month, 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 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.”
Unfortunately for the president, a newly resurfaced tweet from December 23, 2010, uses the exact “politically correct” language he has consistently railed against on the campaign trail.
“Wishing everyone a very Happy Holiday season!” Trump tweeted.
Wishing everyone a very Happy Holiday season!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2010
And then he did this:
@shanesgranny Thanks and Happy Holidays.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2012
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2012