POTUS Sticks To Another Promise As White House Christmas Card Unveiled

All up and down the campaign trail, President Donald Trump made a countless number of promises. While promises from those seeking elected office is not a new phenomenon, the way that Trump treats those promises now that he has been elected is a bit on the unusual side.

Whether you agree with Trump’s politics or not, he’s made one thing abundantly clear: if he says he’s going to do something, there’s a really good chance that it’s going to happen.

Many of those promises have been on the simple side, but Trump has still taken them to heart. For example, one of his many calling cards out on the stump was railing against the impact that politically correct culture has had on many traditions.

One that really sticks in his craw has to do with the holiday season, and he noted that he would be doing his part to change that if he was elected. The holidays are right around the corner, and Trump is sticking to his word.

As the Daily Mail shares, the White House has unveiled its official Christmas card, and it features some rather simple - but notable wording.

“Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,” the card read.

The fact that the phrase ‘Happy Holidays’ has overtaken the more traditional ‘Merry Christmas’ as the preferred greeting during the most wonderful time of the year is one of the many things that Trump finds displeasure in. As he sees it, saying a simple phrase shouldn’t lead to a ton of consternation, and he’s hoping to get back to a place where that’s no longer the case.

This year’s White House card is quite different from that of his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, both for its phrasing and its brevity.

“Happy Holidays. As our family reflects on our many happy years spent in the White House, we are grateful for the friends we’ve made, the joy we’ve shared, and the gifts of kindness we’ve received. We wish you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season and a wonderful new year,” read a card from the Obama White House.

Trump recently called attention to the issue during the Voter Values Summit, and he’s sticking to his guns now that he holds the highest office in the land.

“They don't use the word 'Christmas' because it's not politically correct,” he said. “We're saying 'Merry Christmas' again.”

As with all of Trump’s promises, pledges, and actions, we can expect reaction to be decidedly mixed on this one. Many of his supporters will love it, nearly all of his detractors will hate it, and those in the middle will scratch their heads and wonder what all the hubbub is about. Regardless, it’s another example of Trump sticking to his word - for better or for worse.

As for the whole Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays thing, it really doesn’t have to be all that hard. Is it really not as simple as responding with the phrase of your choosing regardless of how thoughts of good tidings and cheer are expressed to you?

Common sense says that it certainly should be, and perhaps this little row can be put to rest once and for all if everyone holds that simple sentiment near and dear.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: YouTube, Ron Sachs - CNP/MEGA

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