Trump replaces ‘Happy Holidays’ with ‘Merry Christmas’ on White House Christmas Cards
November 30, 2017
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There’s something a little different about this year’s White House Christmas card. President Trump and First Lady Melania made sure to wish everyone “Merry Christmas” this year in a conspicuous departure from the politically correct Obama years.
The White House ditched the politically correct ‘Season’s Greetings’
to put Christ back in Christmas. The card, signed by the President, First Lady, and their ten-year-old son Barron, says simply, “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”
The First Family 2017 Christmas card is seen in the East Wing of the @WhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/qT12N07a8S
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 27, 2017
The Obamas used “Happy Holidays
” last year in their final White House Christmas card. Twitter erupted with joy at the news that the White House wasn’t afraid to say “Merry Christmas.”
@POTUS and @FLOTUS And Barron unveil their Christmas card!
Notice what is there???
Merry CHRISTMAS! I love the Trump Family pic.twitter.com/4op4Ybxz2x
— RED (@redhead4645) November 29, 2017
It was all Bah-humbug for conspiracy theorists
who suggested the First Lady had been forced to imitate the president’s handwriting. The odd criticism was in keeping with the patronizing tone liberals have adopted when speaking about the First Lady since Trump took office.
Christmas at the White House
The First Lady pulled out all the stops this year
to make the White House look like something out of a fairy tale. FLOTUS decorated the White House
in a classic style with the theme “Time-Honored Traditions.”
The President, Barron, and I are very excited for our first Christmas in the White House,” the First Lady said in a statement. “As with many families across the country, holiday traditions are very important to us. I hope when visiting the People’s House this year, visitors will get a sense of being home for the holidays.”
A video posted to Melania’s Twitter shows the extent of the sumptuous decorations, which included a beautiful, 300-pound gingerbread White House.
The decorations are up! @WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate! Wishing you a Merry Christmas & joyous holiday season! pic.twitter.com/d6ZuyeFvrw
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 27, 2017
The holidays are upon us!! Right now: flotus is seeing to every last detail here at the @WhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/TglHYDVUx1
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) November 27, 2017
Here, too, critics found something to Grinch about. Melania was roundly mocked by joyless prigs on Twitter who savaged
just about everything from the First Lady’s outfit to one particular hallway that some compared to horror movies like The Shining.
Others pointed out her rigid pose as she watched a trio of ballerinas perform “The Nutcracker
Making Christmas Great Again
Speaking to a crowd at the Value Voters summit in Washington last month, Trump promised to “stop cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values” and vowed to be a fighter
in the War on 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 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” he concluded.
Trump has repeatedly promised a cultural climate friendlier to “Merry Christmas” than years of political correctness have permitted. For instance, he mentioned at a campaign stop in January 2016
the absence of references to Christmas in department stores.
With this year’s White House Christmas card, Trump seems to have kept his promise.https://www.conservativeinstitute.org/conservative-news/merry-christmas-white-house.htm