WASHINGTON - It is a promise Donald Trump made on the campaign trail – to say Merry Christmas again. After being elected, the president-elect is doing just that during his Thank You Tour across the country.
You might not think much of it when you say either “Merry Christmas” or “Happy holidays.” But for some, the decision to say one over the other is motivated either by political correctness or being against it. But Trump is letting America know that he is not saying happy holidays anymore.
"I told my first crowd in Wisconsin that we are going to come back here someday and we are going to say Merry Christmas again,” Trump said at his rally in Wisconsin Tuesday night. “Merry Christmas. So, Merry Christmas everyone. Happy New Year, but Merry Christmas.”
Even more than just saying the words, Trump now has "Merry Christmas USA" posted on the front of his podium as he travels the country for his tour.
At a rally in Michigan last Saturday, Trump also expressed his Christmas spirit while criticizing department stores for not displaying the phrase in their decorations.
“They have the bells and they have the red walls and they have the snow, but they don’t have Merry Christmas," he said. "I think they are going to put up Merry Christmas.”
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