Christmas is nearly five months away and already President Donald Trump is using the mythical “war on Christmas” as a talking point at his rallies. This week while speaking in Tampa, Florida, Trump took credit for saving Christmas for all of us.
Remember, I said, it’s awfully early to be thinking this, but I always think it. Remember the attack on Merry Christmas? They’re not attacking it anymore. Everyone’s happy to say ‘Merry Christmas,’ right? Merry Christmas! That was under siege. You’d have these big department stores that say ‘happy holidays.’ They say where’s the ‘Merry Christmas?’ Now they’re all putting up ‘Merry Christmas’ again. And that’s because only because of our campaign.
Folks are having a collective case of déjà vu.
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) August 1, 2018
The President is taking credit for ending the non-existent war on Christmas.
Also, a gentle reminder it's July pic.twitter.com/wleqmJpxC3
— Salvador Hernandez (@SalHernandez) July 31, 2018
The View’s Meghan McCain slammed for defending Trump’s ‘brilliant’ culture war: ‘The War on Christmas is real!’ https://t.co/IcJDu4iDMj
— Raw Story (@RawStory) August 1, 2018
The fake war on Christmas starts earlier and earlier each year. pic.twitter.com/l37OrbCrRY
— Meiguo (@Meiguo_nan) August 1, 2018
Having won the war on Christmas, @realDonaldTrump now stands shoulder to shoulder with our greatest wartime Commanders-in-Chief: Washington, Lincoln, FDR.
— Carl Bostrom (@cpbostrom) August 1, 2018
But mostly, people are too hot to discuss this.
— Dave Lugo (@DavedLugo) August 1, 2018
And they are over it.
— Sherri Shavon❄️❄️ (@sherrishavon) August 1, 2018
In case you aren’t watching the Trump Rally…
The crowd just gave Trump a standing ovation for winning the war on Christmas…
I’m watching this so you don’t have to.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) July 31, 2018
The fake war even spilled over to a debate on The View.
TRUMP FIGHTS “WAR ON CHRISTMAS”: Trump credited his campaign for bringing back 'Merry Christmas,' saying at a rally yesterday: “Remember the attack on Merry Christmas? They’re not attacking it anymore.” The co-hosts discuss. pic.twitter.com/ph5TLCcJKT
— The View (@TheView) August 1, 2018
It’s going to be a long five months!