WaPo Spotlights Pro-Trump Tennessee Town Where ‘They Never Stopped Saying Merry Christmas’


President Trump keeps claiming that he helped bring “Merry Christmas” back, even though it never really went away, but yesterday the Washington Post gave us a profile from Linden, Tennessee, where “they never stopped saying ‘Merry Christmas.'”

According to WaPo, people in Linden have always said Merry Christmas and some of them are bothered by people saying other things:

“We’ve always said ‘Merry Christmas,’ ” said Melissa Cobb, 48, a local hairstylist wearing dangling cross earrings, who voted for President Trump and gathered before the parade with fellow church members and clients in the beauty salon where she works. She added that no one in the town has ever been offended by her saying the phrase.

“It offends me,” she continued, “to see at the stores, where they just do ‘Happy Holidays’ or ‘Seasons Greetings.’ It should be ‘Merry Christmas.’ Put Christ back into Christmas. That’s what it’s supposed to be. . . . I just wish we would all get on the same page.”

Another woman said, “We can’t say ‘Christmas,’ because there’s too many Muslims and Buddhists and Hindus, and it offends them. I think they should keep Christ in Christmas, which is what they said originally, and to heck with anybody that don’t like it. Anybody that’s Muslim or Hindu or Buddhist, let them do what they want to do, but don’t criticize those that want to keep Christ in Christmas.”

And yet another resident praised Trump for having the “strength and gumption” to be able to say “Merry Christmas” without worrying about consequences.

Now, this being another profile of Trump supporters, a lot of people didn’t see the point and knocked WaPo over it:

In fact, last December we got an important clarification that “America never stopped saying ‘Merry Christmas.'” That clarification came from… the Washington Post.

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