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Trump Claims Victory in War on Christmas: 'We're Saying Merry Christmas Again'

13 October 2017, 07:11 | Opal Carroll

Trump to become first sitting president to address Values Voter Summit

Donald Trump burning a rainbow flag

People are saying "Merry Christmas" again, he said, instead of politically correct expressions that avoid mention of the Christian holiday.

President Trump brought back several of his favorite talking points during his speech before the Value Voters Summit on Friday, not the least of which was that the War on Christmas is officially over. "We're saying Merry Christmas again".

"We're getting near that lovely Christmas season that people don't talk about any more, ' Trump said on a day where the thermometer was at a relatively chilly 63".

"You go into a department store. No more Merry Christmas on Starbucks", Trump told a Springfield, Illinois rally. Marco Rubio, then a 2016 presidential candidate, a "clown".

Trump also denounced the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits houses of worship from engaging in political activities, promising that he will "not allow government workers to censor sermons, or target our pastors, our ministers, our rabbis".

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Trump, facing difficultly in getting Congress to work with him on a host of issues, has focused more on his political base lately, catering to the conservative voters who vaulted him from reality TV star to President.

"Congress forgot what their pledges are", he said about health care, faulting them for requiring the Trump administration to take a "different route" on repealing Obamacare.

The president will address the social conservatives after he announced last week that he would end an Obama-era mandate that made it a requirement for employers to cover birth control in health insurance plans.

Friday's event marks the first time that a sitting president has spoken at the Family Research Council's event.



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