“We’re gonna say ‘Merry Christmas’ again,” he said, then corrected himself. “We are saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.”
The president has repeatedly credited himself for the renewed use of the phrase, despite the fact that it hadn’t fallen out of favor and despite the fact that he and those around him, as well as Trump family properties, have often favored the more inclusive “happy holidays” over the years.
Eric Trump’s oddly timed Christmas shout-out ― coming three weeks before Halloween and seven weeks before Thanksgiving ― led to some holiday jeers on Twitter:
can’t stand it when I go into stores for Halloween decorations and they’re already playing War On Christmas carols.
— A.R. Moxon (Julius Goat) (@JuliusGoat) October 11, 2019
I typically don’t participate in the w
War on Christmas until after Halloween.
— John Bolton’s Mustache (@BoltonMustach) October 11, 2019
I haven’t even decorated for Halloween.
— Eileen Harvey (@ESkeff) October 11, 2019
Merry Christmas, Eric… because… you know it’s important to start early… @EricTrump
BTW- it’s always been Ok.
— Christina Kiley (@CaptainCPatches) October 11, 2019
I think Trump should pardon everyone still in prison for saying “Merry Christmas”.
— Todd Dugdale (@ToddDugdale) October 11, 2019
Oh my god, we are actually back to Trump saving Christmas again
The only Christmas war is Christmas eclipsing every other holiday
There is literally Christmas merchandise sitting next to Halloween decorations
The 4th of July is on the line https://t.co/dkxbVy7cAv
— William Buecker (@wcbuecker) October 11, 2019