Ivanka Trump Tweets Ridiculous Christmas Message To America & Regretted It In 8 Seconds

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It’s December, and you know what that means — it’s time for untold numbers of conservative Christians to huff and puff about how, since some people try and be inclusive during the holiday season, there is a vast conspiracy against them and they must save Christmas — or something.

These people, who become personally offended at the very existence of anyone who would dare say Happy Holidays, are the very type that Trump pandered to during his mad dash for power. He has stated repeatedly that he’s some sort of demented pseudo-messiah, it’s newly acceptable to say “Merry Christmas” since he’s come to power.

Trump’s history of making comments like that makes it ironic to say the least that his daughter and unpaid adviser Ivanka posted a message on Twitter this week reading: “Happy Holidays!”

Check out her message below.

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To be sure, Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, who also works for the president as an unpaid adviser, are both Jewish. Thus, it’s not exactly unclear why they would post a more inclusive holiday message than “Merry Christmas!” — they’re not celebrating Christmas, they are celebrating Hanukkah.

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WASHINGTON D.C., Sept. 28, 2017 — Ivanka Trump (L) and her husband Jared Kushner, White House senior adviser, attend the National Day reception held by the Chinese Embassy in Washington D.C. Sept. 27, 2017. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Still, what the discrepancy between Ivanka’s actions and her father’s rhetoric goes to show is just how disconnected the latter item is from reality. There are large swaths of the American population that, for whatever reason, are legitimately not interested in saying “Merry Christmas,” but Trump has better things to do than acknowledge them.

Back in October at the Value Voters Summit, to a rousing round of applause, Trump said:

‘We’re getting near that beautiful Christmas season that people don’t talk about anymore. They don’t use the word Christmas because it’s not politically correct. You go to department stores and they’ll say “Happy New Year!” and they’ll say other things — and it’ll be red, they’ll have it painted, but they don’t say — Well, guess what, we’re saying Merry Christmas again.’

Watch the video below.

Although it’s not exactly what department stores the wannabe fashion mogul Donald Trump was referring to, it’s not as though his assertion that people haven’t been saying “Merry Christmas!” is correct in the case of the government.

President Obama issued a Merry Christmas message every year of his presidency, like the example one from 2015 below.

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You can even check out a video montage of clips of the Obamas saying “Merry Christmas” below.

Even still, none of the facts about the past treatment of Christmas will seemingly stop Trump from repeating the line about Americans supposedly finally being able to say Merry Christmas again, like when he told the Heritage Foundation that “you’re gonna be saying Merry Christmas again. You’re gonna say Merry Christmas.”

Trump’s insistence on siding with conservative Christians has a significance well beyond that of just holiday season semantics. For instance, in a move meant to please the same portions of his base concerned with saying “Merry Christmas,” Trump recently announced recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, sparking concerning violence in the region.

Check out Twitter responses to Ivanka’s “Happy Holidays” Twitter post, pointing out the irony, below.

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