Obama, Trump not on same page for Christmas-season slogans
President-elect Donald Trump promised to make America say “Merry Christmas” again, but President Obama didn’t get the memo.
The first family sent out this year’s Christmas card to friends and supporters last week and, for the eighth consecutive year, it omits the word “Christmas” and also breaks with tradition by featuring a picture of Mr. Obama, first lady Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia.
“Happy holidays,” the card reads. “As our family reflects on our many happy years spent in the White House, we are grateful for the friends we’ve made, the joy we’ve shared, and the gifts of kindness we’ve received. We wish you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season and wonderful new year.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Trump doubled down on his promise to avoid political correctness. Flanked by several Christmas trees at a “thank you” rally in Wisconsin on Tuesday, Mr. Trump said “when I started 18 months ago, I told my first crowd in Wisconsin that we are going to come back here someday, and we are going to say ‘Merry Christmas’ again,” Mr. Trump said at the rally, drawing cheers from the crowd.