And yet again we have the champion of Christmas, Donald Trump, who said that companies that tell their employees to say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas makes it illegal to say Merry Christmas and that he alone restored that God-given right back to everyone, using that same language himself in his corporate communications.
Despite railing against political correctness, the word ‘Christmas’ is curiously absent from Trump’s stores, restaurants and hotels…
But despite Trump’s repeated claims that “people are saying Merry Christmas again” instead of the more inclusive “happy holidays”, there are several places where the Christmas greeting is absent: Trump’s own businesses.
The Trump Store, for example. Instead of a Christmas gift guide – which surely would be more in keeping with the president’s stated desire for the phrase to be used – the store offers a holiday gift guide.
“Shop our Holiday Gift Guide and find the perfect present for the enthusiast on your list,” the online store urges.
“Carefully curated to celebrate the most wonderful time of year with truly unique gifts found only at Trump Store. Add a bow on top with our custom gift wrapping. Happy Holiday’s!”
And yet he’s still sending out fundraising appeals for his 2020 campaign focusing on this totally fake non-issue. And while he and his followers rail about “identity politics,” a catchphrase that means “anything that might look out for the rights of people who aren’t white, male, straight and Christian.” Trying to prevent the systematic oppression of black people by our racist criminal justice system? Identity politics! Demonizing Latino immigrants as gangbangers and terrorists who carry disease and are out to destroy our way of life? Totally not identity politics. Why? Shut up, you soy-eating snowflake Muslim Kenyan socialist!
Why do you hate the baby Jesus, Donald? And why are your followers so stupid that they actually believe this nonsense?