Ever the loyal propaganda machine, Trump transition team member Corey Lewandowski derailed a decent conversation on Hannity by making a strangely-worded announcement about Christmas.

During the Tuesday interview, Lewandowski tried to steer the conversation away from legitimate criticisms of Trump’s carrier deal and instead inform anyone who didn’t know that it is now ok to say “Merry Christmas” again! Yay!

“Which means Merry Christmas, which you can say again because Donald Trump is now the president. You can say it again! It’s okay to say—it’s not a pejorative word anymore.”

Except… when was it not ok? Oh no need to worry about details like that!

Instead, just enjoy saying “Merry Christmas” without any imaginary fears of persecution or social scorn. Now if you want to say “Happy Hanukkah” or “Joyous Kwanzaa,” you had better tread carefully. Trump’s America isn’t so kind to that sentiment.

Repeatedly throughout Trump’s campaign, the President-elect had referred to the apparent fear that Christians have about their ability to say “Merry Christmas,” the trumped-up “war on Christmas,” was as legitimate as any other war on conservative values, and Trump pledged to reverse the “Happy Holiday-ing” trends.

Now, apparently, if anyone dares acknowledge that their might be more holidays than one this month, they are set to face public outcry from furious Christians who were promised a “Merry Christmas,” Damnit!



Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com