Saturday, December 18, 2021

Countdown to Christmas: Donald Trump says he "saved" Christmas. No, he didn't. It was never in danger

 We are one week away from Christmas. Unfortunately, one man lives in a fantasy world where he thought the holiday was imperiled, and "saved" it.

Ol' Pecos Pampers himself, Donald John Munchausen Trump spun his latest fairy tale in an interview conducted by former Arkansas Governor-turned-Christian talk show host Mike Huckabee.

Here's the reality. Everyone alternates between saying "Merry Christmas" and "Happy Holidays". The latter, conservatives claim, "replaced" Merry Christmas. No, it didn't. The reason there's "Happy Holidays" on Christmas cards is because Hallmark, American Greetings, et al, want to market their product for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc., to cover all of the cultural holidays during the month of December, not just Christmas. The cards are being marketed for everyone, regardless of religious preference.

Of course, a faux "Christian" like Trump doesn't comprehend any of that. He's pandering, as usual, to his low information base.

Here's Brian Tyler Cohen's take:

And Farron Cousins offers this:

It's easy to mock Trump, because he leaves himself wide open for parody, and he deserves it. This is where ye scribe wishes the whitecoats would've already taken him to Bellevue, and made him watch the Twilight Zone episode, "Night of The Meek", in a continuing loop, up through Christmas Day, one week from today.

Our Countdown to Christmas has been an annual feature here and at Saturday Morning Archives. Unfortunately, we're too sophisticated for a 70-something man-child with self-esteem issues.

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