Trump Wishes Troops a ‘Very Merry Christmas’: ‘We Say Christmas Again Very Proudly’

Since winning the presidential election last year, Donald Trump has declared victory in the so-called War on Christmas, claiming that people are now once again allowed to say “Merry Christmas.” And it doesn’t appear he’s going to let this claim go anytime soon. In a video conference with troops of the five branches of the military, the president let them know several times that he was wishing them a “very, very Merry Christmas.” He then made sure they knew that he was the one who brought the phrase back. “We say Christmas again very proudly,” Trump boasted before once again telling them to have a “very Merry Christmas.” Reading from a piece of paper on his desk, Trump further stated that they were primed to a “great year” and that the “underappreciated” military families were the “greatest people in the world.” As far as Trump’s various claims that he is the one who brought “Merry Christmas” back, one wonders exactly when it ever left. Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, wished the nation Merry Christmas each year he was president. Watch the clip above, via NBC News. [image via screengrab] — Follow Justin Baragona on Twitter: @justinbaragona

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