Former President Donald Trump said in a soon-to-be-released Christmas special on Newsmax that despite encroaching wokeness, “America loves Christmas.”
“And whether you’re Muslim, whether you’re Christian, whether you’re Jewish, everyone loves Christmas, and they’d say, ‘Merry Christmas’ — until these crazy people came along, and they wanted to stop it, along with everything else,” Trump told Mike Huckabee on Newsmax’s Christmas in America special, which will premiere Wednesday.
During his 2016 campaign, Trump brought up his agenda to get people saying “Merry Christmas” again.
“The country had started with this ‘woke’ a little bit before that, and it was embarrassing for stores to say, ‘Merry Christmas,'” Trump said. “You see these big chains. They want your money, but they don’t want to say, ‘Merry Christmas.'”
“And now people are saying it — of course, they’re not saying a lot of other things, like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, you know those names are being obliterated because of craziness,” Trump continued. “But they are saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again. We got that. That was a big part of what I was doing.”
Trump recently made headlines for calling on governors to use the National Guard to prevent mass “smash and grab” retail robberies that have plagued the holiday season thus far.
“If Democrats don’t immediately stop smash-and-grab robberies, which are taking place in their cities, the National Guard must be called out. There has never been such a thing that has happened in our Country,” Trump said in a November statement following news of several flash mob-style robberies at high-end retail stores in California. “Large numbers of stores are leaving San Francisco and other cities. Some chains are closing most of their stores, it is all not even believable.”