Donald Trump has promised a Christmas miracle if he becomes president.
In what appears to be an attempt to whip up support among evangelical voters in Iowa, the GOP presidential candidate told a Burlington, Iowa, crowd on Oct. 21, that, if elected, shoppers could do away with holiday political correctness and return to saying “Merry Christmas” during the holiday season.
“I'm a good Christian,” Trump said, according to CNN. “If I become president, we're gonna be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ at every store ... You can leave ‘happy holidays’ at the corner.”
The remarks drew a good deal of applause, and one Trump supporter, 60-year-old Cynthia Forth, told CNN that it was just the message she was looking for.
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“He actually says what I want to hear and he's not worried about telling somebody or saying it in a way that doesn't sound real,” Forth, of Crawfordsville, Iowa, said. “I want to hear [it] straight. He'll give it to you straight.”
It’s not the first time Trump has promised to spread Christmas cheer.
He brought the same message to a crowd at September’s 2015 Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., The Washington Times reported.
“The word Christmas: I love Christmas,” he said at the time. “I love Christmas. You go to stores now, you don’t see the word Christmas. It says, ‘happy holidays’ all over. I say, ‘Where’s Christmas?’ I tell my wife, ‘Don’t go to those stores.’”
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He added that while other people have their holidays, "Christmas is Christmas."
“The expression ‘Merry Christmas?’ You don’t see it anymore," he said. "You’re [going to] see it if I get elected, I can tell you right now.”