“I go out of my way to use the word ‘Christmas,'” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told an Alabama radio host....Trump is clearly an avid consumer of right-wing media, so he knows what the battle lines are. As December 25 approaches, Real Americans are supposed to say "Merry Christmas," rather than the hated, "politically correct" "Happy Holidays."
“There’s an assault on anything having to do with Christianity,” Trump told Yellowhammer Radio host Cliff Sims on Friday. “They don’t want to use the word Christmas anymore at department stores.... There’s always lawsuits and unfortunately a lot of those lawsuits are won by the other side.”
As president, Trump vowed, “I will assault that. I will go so strongly against so many of the things, when they take away the word Christmas.”
But is it true? Are references to "Christmas" rather than "Happy Holidays" always preferred in Trumpworld?
@shanesgranny Thanks and Happy Holidays.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2012
Okay, that's just one tweet. But then there's this, from the Trump at Home Tumblr page:
And this, from the Trump Hotel Las Vegas:
And this, from the Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York:
And while the image is no longer available, I see this in a 2006 posting to a message board for casino chip collectors:
Which must be the same chip referred to in this 2007 newsletter from the Atlantic City Casino Collectibles Club:
And then there are these chips, from the Trump Marina in Atlantic City. Note the legend on the first one: "Have a wild holiday!" -- yes, "holiday," not "Christmas":
So no, Trump doesn't "go out of [his] way to use the word 'Christmas.'" But he doesn't care. He knows he can say anything at this point and his idiot fans will believe him.