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Trump’s ‘Merry Christmas’ pledge fails to manifest at his own businesses

Dec 24, 2018

By Adam Gabbatt

During Donald Trump’s presidential campaign he talked often about his determination to win one particular war. A war that had been raging for years, he said.

The war on Christmas.

But despite Trump’s repeated claims that “people are saying Merry Christmas again” instead of the more inclusive “happy holidays”, there are several places where the Christmas greeting is absent: Trump’s own businesses.

The Trump Store, for example. Instead of a Christmas gift guide – which surely would be more in keeping with the president’s stated desire for the phrase to be used – the store offers a holiday gift guide.

“Shop our Holiday Gift Guide and find the perfect present for the enthusiast on your list,” the online store urges.

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