Candidate Trump promised many times on the campaign trail that, as president, he would have America saying “Merry Christmas” again.
Trump has certainly made good on that promise, regularly using the greeting in speeches and statements. When the Trump’s released their official presidential Christmas card, the words Merry Christmas were front and center, emblazoned in gold. Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, sent out eight official presidential Christmas cards in his tenure. None of them said “Merry Christmas.”
The distinction was cheered by conservative pundits and traditionalist who thought the Obama approach to Christmas was too “politically correct” and “inclusive.”
The distinction was also not lost on White House decorators this holiday season.
Keen eyed visitors to the White House will notice a slight jab from Trump to the politically correct era of Obama.
When you enter the White House for a Christmas tour, one of the first things you see is a selection of Christmas cards from various eras and administrations. The cards vary in style and size and are in shadow boxes on the wall.
The final shadow box contains all of Obama’s Christmas cards. Mounted above them? The Christmas card from the Trump family. With the golden “Merry Christmas” on full display.
Trump Christmas vs. Obama Christmas:
We are certainly saying Merry Christmas again at the White House. Even the Obama’s are in on it this time, whether they like it or not.