Donald Trump is pandering to some social conservatives today, so naturally he brought up the nonexistent War on Christmas:
“The word Christmas, I love Christmas,” Trump said. “You go to stores, you don’t see the word ‘Christmas.’ It says ‘happy holidays’ all over. I say, ‘where’s Christmas?'”
“I tell my wife, don’t go to those stores,” he continued, as the crowd began cheering. “I want to see Christmas. You know, other people can have their holidays, but Christmas is Christmas. I want to see ‘Merry Christmas.’ Remember the expression, ‘Merry Christmas?’ You don’t see it anymore. You’re going to see it if I get elected, I can tell you that right now.”
Trump did not explain how he would, as president, compel business owners to promote Christian expressions.
But if President Trump really wants to defend Christmas, he’s going to have to explain his earlier flirtations with the enemy:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2012
@shanesgranny Thanks and Happy Holidays.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2012