When he ran for the White House in 2016, Donald Trump promised to make America great again.
Late Sunday night, on what appeared to be a busy Christmas Eve at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, the president took a bow for what he views as his successful role in making Christmas merry again.
“People are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again,” the president tweeted shortly before 10 p.m. EST. “I am proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!”
Sunday’s tweet seemed as if the president were claiming “mission accomplished” following some comments he made in October at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit in Washington.
“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,” the president said to cheers. “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.”
“Well, guess what? We’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.”
Earlier Sunday, the president and first lady Melania Trump released an official photo, showing them making calls to children across the U.S. as part of the traditional NORAD tracking of Santa’s annual trip around the globe.
The president and first lady each spoke to 11 children in all. The kids ranged in age from 5 to 12.
Trump also communicated to U.S. troops who were spending the holiday overseas.
“Today and every day, we’re incredibly thankful for you and for your families,” Trump told the troops via a video hook-up at Mar-a-Lago. “Your families have been tremendous. Always underappreciated, the military families. The greatest people on Earth.”
The president was addressing members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard stationed in Qatar, Kuwait and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and patrolling the Strait of Hormuz in the Middle East.
The president complimented each branch of the armed forces, starting with the Army’s “Iron Brigade” combat team in Kuwait, which he said is performing a “vital mission” by partnering with the Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Saudi Arabian and Jordanian armies.
Among the many things Obama did, one was to introduce a modern version of Political Correctness. Public officials llearnt the hard way that it was wrong to say something that might offend another person.
With the LGBT making big strides in equality, Christians bakers were taken to court for not baking a gay themed cake, public toilets became a debate of inclusiveness, Gays won lots of ‘rights’ including the rights to marry anyone and anything, but above all, it was a problem saying ‘Merry Christmas’ in case you offended the Muslim, or Buddhist…
Question remains, will Trump bring the whole Catholic Church into the US or just tidbits?