President Trump Goes All in on Christmas — Delivers Evangelical Message at National Tree Lighting

| DEC 1, 2017 | 12:40 AM
President And Mrs Trump Attend National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Since before the beginning of his campaign, President Donald Trump has been promoting the idea of saying “merry Christmas” over any number of politically correct alternatives:

And throughout his campaign, he made one very simple promise:

On Wednesday, he spoke in Missouri about tax reform — but he kicked off his remarks with the fulfillment of that promise:

On Thursday, as Americans gathered in Washington, D.C., for the National Tree Lighting, Trump addressed the crowd with a very simple message:

“For Christians, this is a holy season — the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The Christmas story begins 2,000 years ago with a mother, a father, their baby Son, and the most extraordinary gift of all: the gift of God’s love for all of humanity.”


You can view the tree lighting ceremony and the president's full remarks below.