(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- In a Newsmax Christmas special that began airing last week, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee told former President Donald Trump that he is the reason Americans are once again saying “Merry Christmas.”
Huckabee said before the 2016 election, the country was “going into a long period where people quit saying ‘Merry Christmas.’” Then Trump “deliberately changed that.”
Naturally, Trump agreed that it was all his doing.
Trump recounted that during his campaign he vowed that Americans were going to start saying “Merry Christmas” again and now they are, adding “we brought it back very quickly.”
It’s unclear what kind of research went into Huckabee’s conclusion that Americans are saying “Merry Christmas” again. But it’s a Christmas special, so what do you expect?
Among Democrat politicians, however, the word “Christmas” is still verboten.
When the Christmas tree arrived at the Governor’s mansion in New York last month, Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted a picture of it with the message that the “holiday tree” had arrived. So obviously Kathy Hochul didn’t get the memo.
Nor did the DNC who last week held their “Holiday Party” in Washington.
That isn’t to say Trump didn’t push for a “Merry Christmas” comeback. He did. Throughout his campaign, he slammed stores for replacing “Merry Christmas” with “Happy Holidays.” And he vowed that, if elected, “Merry Christmas” would return. And in his White House, that was true.
During his presidency, Trump and First Lady Melania were unabashedly on Team “Merry Christmas.”
In 2017, Pew Research Center conducted a survey that found while 90 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas, over half said it didn’t matter to them how businesses greeted customers during the holiday season.
That same year, the New York Times even scoured through Donald Trump’s Twitter feed to show that Trump himself used to say “happy holidays.” In their report, the Times noted that the first sighting of “Christmas” in a Trump tweet was in 2011 when he made some Christmas gift recommendations.
Trump told Huckabee that saying “Merry Christmas” isn’t exclusionary; it is just a “part of American culture.”