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Trump: ‘They’re going to be saying Merry Christmas again’

Ahead of the January 15th caucus in Iowa, former President Donald Trump visited Waterloo to warm up a crowd of supporters. He said wishing others a ‘Merry Christmas’ used to be an instinctive reaction around the holidays. 

Ever since what he dubs a “War on Christmas” began, it hasn’t been so common.

In 2021, Trump said that around the time he announced his presidential bid in 2015, the country had started going a little “woke” towards Christmas. 

“It was embarrassing for stores to say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ You’d see these big chains; they want your money, but they don’t want to say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ And they’d use reds, and they’d use whites and snow, but they wouldn’t say ‘Merry Christmas.” Trump said during the Newsmax special.

“When I started campaigning, I said, ‘You’re going to say, “Merry Christmas” again.’ And now people are saying it,” Trump continued. “That was a big part of what I was doing, I would say it all the time during that period … I tell you; we brought it back very quickly.” 

In Trump’s address to supporters in Waterloo Iowa, he began the speech by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and reminding supporters that 7 years ago, he said he would make sure department stores are saying “Merry Christmas”.

Trump added department stores have much bigger issues now, alluding to the robbing and looting of stores in major cities. 

Trump took his War on Christmas remarks to a new height in his Waterloo speech when he began speaking about the persecution and attacks on Christians in President Biden’s America.

“As soon as I get back in the Oval Office, I’ll also immediately end the war on Christians. Under crooked Joe Biden Christians and Americans of faith are being persecuted and government has been weaponized against religion like never before.”

“Upon taking office, I will create a new federal task force on fighting anti-Christian bias to be led by a fully reformed Department of Justice that’s fair and equitable.” Said Trump. “Its mission will be to investigate all forms of illegal discrimination, harassment, and persecution against Christians in America.”  

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