People are Saying “Merry Christmas Again and Proud of It”
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump early Monday tweeted a joint Christmas Day video message wishing “America and the entire world a very Merry Christmas.”
The Christmas morning greetings followed a pair of Christmas Eve Tweets Sunday that wished Americans a Merry Christmas, after the president posted a message he is “proud to have led the charge against the assault” of the phrase.
“My fellow Americans, Melania and I are delighted to wish America and the entire world a very Merry Christmas,” the president said in the couple’s first Christmas morning message from the White House.
The first lady added at this time of year, “we see the best of America and the soul of the American people.” She also paid tribute to “our brave men and women in uniform.”
The president further quoted a verse from the Old Testament book of Isaiah, reading the prophecy that “for to us a child is born, to us a son is given and the government will be on his shoulders, and he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
President Trump also said “in the Season of Joy, we spend time with our families, we renew the bonds of love and goodwill between our citizens and most importantly we celebrate the miracle of Christmas. For Christians we remember the story of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph that began more than 2,000 years ago.”
“People are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again,” the President posted on Twitter on Christmas Eve. “I am proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!”
In the Christmas wish tweet that followed, the President posted a video clip of himself making a similar statement while lighting the national Christmas Tree.
The Tweets were in response to an ongoing argument there is a “war” on Christmas, and that people in recent times have been encouraged to say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas.
The President also, in a video conference aired from his Mar-a-Lago estate, told active-duty military personnel worldwide he is proud to wish people a Merry Christmas again.
“I just want to wish everybody a very, very Merry Christmas,” he said in the video. “We say Merry Christmas, again, very, very proudly.”