Obama, Trump not on same page for Christ­mas-sea­son slo­gans

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Brad­ford Richard­son

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.

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