Potential third-party candidate Donald Trump tweeted a missive against President Obama this morning, “What a convenient mistake: @BarackObama issued a statement for Kwanza but failed to issue one for Christmas.” At first take, this would seem to be an astoundingly embarrassing blunder on the President’s part, keenly uncovered by Trump. How could President Obama forget about Christmas?
Except, he really did issue statements about Christmas! A lot of them! You may remember President Obama released a “taxpayer funded video” wishing Americans a Merry Christmas just this weekend!
He even tweeted Merry Christmas via his official Twitter feed.
In addition, the President headlined TNT’s Christmas In Washington, singing Christmas carols alongside Justin Bieber!
But the smokingest gun of President Obama’s public display of affection for Christmas perhaps is this photo of the President joining Kermit the Frog, Santa Claus and Carson Daly, of TRL fame, to light the White House Christmas tree!
Read the transcript! Not only did he say Merry Christmas, he wanted to wish everyone the “merriest of Christmases.”
If this isn’t public enough, what will ever satisfy Donald Trump of President Obama’s statements about Christmas?
For the cynical observer, it would seem Trump is playing racial politics by dog whistling about Obama’s observation of Kwanzaa while allegedly snubbing the Yuletide. But let’s just say the reality television star slept through all of the President’s many very public statements.
Watch President Obama’s Christmas address below:
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