ABC News reported — as an example of "fake news"? — that "Trump's predecessor, President Barack Obama, used the term 'Merry Christmas' every year while he was in office." Alternatively,
On the Merry Christmas kerfuffle, I'm in agreement with the Washington Post's most recent columnist acquisition, Elizabeth Bruenig:
Go ahead and say [Merry Christmas] if you want, or don’t if you don’t; if you get really lucky, somebody you already don’t like may even be bothered by it. This [Trumpian] sentiment contains almost every pathology of contemporary American life, but it’s not Christian, and aggressively wishing others a "Merry Christmas" strictly to assert that your in-group is currently empowered isn’t a victory for the faith.
Bruenig's observation that insolence exemplifies the unChristian pathology of Trumpian sentiment would, one would think, cause socially conservative Christians to rethink their allegiance to this absolute horror of a little man, who broods like an extra-surly Nixon until he slanders or insults someone. But that particular breed of Christianity has careened off the ethical, respectable tracks every bit as much as Republicanism.
I genuinely do not understand either's long game, which is remarkably similar between the twosome: to alienate as many religionists and voters as is unprovidentially possible.