Another day, one other response from social media customers about tweets from U.S. President Donald Trump.
Trump wished everybody a Merry Christmas on Wednesday night, together with a photograph from the National Tree Lighting as he and First Lady Melania Trump lit up the tree within the annual vacation custom.
While some Twitter customers scratched their heads about Trump issuing Christmas effectively needs in November, it is not the primary time he has mentioned Christmas early. He introduced up the vacation, and the so-called “war on Christmas” throughout a Florida rally in July, saying:
“Remember, I mentioned, it’s awfully early to be considering this, however I at all times assume it. Remember the assault on Merry Christmas? They’re not attacking it anymore. Everyone’s blissful to say ‘Merry Christmas,’ proper? Merry Christmas! That was below siege. You’d have these massive shops that say ‘happy holidays.’ They say the place’s the ‘Merry Christmas?’ Now they’re all placing up ‘Merry Christmas’ once more. And that’s as a result of solely due to our marketing campaign.”
Trump has been speaking concerning the “war on Christmas” since 2015 when the notion was a part of his presidential marketing campaign.
During a 2015 marketing campaign look, he mentioned:
“The phrase ‘Christmas.’ I like Christmas. I like Christmas. You go to shops, you do not see the phrase ‘Christmas.’ It says ‘Happy Holidays’ throughout. I say, ‘Where’s Christmas?’ I inform my spouse, ‘Don’t go to these shops. I need to see Christmas. I need to see Christmas,” Trump said at the Values Voter Summit. “‘Other folks can have their holidays however Christmas is Christmas. I need to see ‘Merry Christmas.’ Remember the expression ‘Merry Christmas’? You do not see it anymore. You’re going to see it if I get elected, I can let you know proper now.”
True to his phrase, the official Trump household Christmas card featured the phrase ‘Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’ in 2017. However, First Daughter Ivanka Trump raised eyebrows by tweeting out ‘Happy Holidays,’ though she is Jewish.
While Trump has taken credit for winning the Christmas war, a staple of the holiday has been hit with the effects of a different battle.
Approximately 85 percent of all Christmas lights are imported from China and a 10 percent tax increase has already been levied on them since tariffs began in September.
In January 2019, an additional tariff of 25 percent will be added on top of the existing 10 percent, meaning that Christmas 2019 could be far more expensive if the trade war is still happening.