Donald Trump has been desperately trying to sell the fiction that he triumphantly brought Christmas back to America after President Obama and others conspired to take it away. To that end, Trump has spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day rambling delusionally about the imaginary “War on Christmas.” However, it turns out Trump got shown up by none other than President Obama himself.
Trump tweeted this idiotic garbage last night: “People are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again. I am proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!” Despite the fact that he’s the (illegitimate) President of the United States, he failed to even get 200,000 likes for his tweet. Trump tried yelling “Merry Christmas” again an hour later with a different number of exclamation points, but he got even fewer likes. He yelled it once again this morning, and he once again came up short in the likes department.
Somewhere in there, President Obama stepped to the plate and tweeted “On behalf of the Obama family, Merry Christmas! We wish you joy and peace this holiday season.” He ended up getting more than 600,000 likes, more than three times as many as Trump got for his most popular Christmas tweet, and more than Trump got for all three of his Christmas tweets combined.
Those numbers are fitting. President Obama has an approval rating roughly twice that of Donald Trump. And naturally, more Americans are responding to Obama’s unifying Christmas message than Trump’s divisive and hateful thoughts on Christmas.
Donald Trump has since gone quiet on Twitter. Perhaps he’s too embarrassed after seeing that President Obama got the best of him yet again. Or perhaps Trump simply passed out from frantically typing so many capital letters and exclamation points in his frantic effort at ruining Christmas.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report