The Republican National Committee’s celebratory Christmas statement was misconstrued by some people who thought the reference to “a new King” was about President-elect Donald Trump, not Jesus Christ.
“Merry Christmas to all! Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind,” the RNC press release reads. “Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King. We hope Americans celebrating Christmas today will enjoy a day of festivities and a renewed closeness with family and friends.”
Sean Spicer, RNC communications director, and Trump’s pick for press secretary, was fairly agitated after being asked by a BuzzFeed writer if the RNC statement was trying to compare Trump to Jesus.
Even though the statement made no reference of Trump, users of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter still found reason to be offended.
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