- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

President Trump on Tuesday said he wants Americans to be comfortable wishing each other “Merry Christmas” during the December holiday, setting a standard for yet another hot-button issue.

After saying the country could see a major present at the end of the year in the form of a tax code overhaul Republicans are trying to pass, Mr. Trump said voters will be eager to celebrate the season.

“You’re going to be saying Merry Christmas again,” Mr. Trump said,

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He then went on to complain about stores decked out for the holidays with Christmas-themed decorations — but that don’t say Merry Christmas.

“I want them to say Merry Christmas everybody, Happy New Year, Happy Holidays, but I want Merry Christmas,” he said.

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