Donald Trump's speech to USA conservatives laced with Christmas spirit

13 October, 2017, 19:11 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Donald Trump burning a rainbow flag

President Trump reignited the "war on Christmas" on Friday, telling a crowd of supporters that "we're saying Merry Christmas again" now that he's president. "As we approach the end of the year-you know, we're getting near that handsome Christmas season that people don't talk about anymore".

Trump also referenced his administration's broadening of religious exemptions under the Department of Health and Human Services' contraception mandate, which has been the subject of many lawsuits due to claims of religious liberty violations.

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

"They don't use the word Christmas because it is not politically correct", Trump said, complaining that department stores will use red and Christmas decorations but say "Happy New Year".

He added that people were saying "Merry Christmas" again and hoped Congress will pass his tax cut proposal as a festive gift to the American people. "No more Merry Christmas on Starbucks", Trump told a Springfield, Illinois rally.

The annual political conference hosted by the Family Research Council brings together evangelical voters who were key to Mr. Trump's election win previous year.

Last year, Trump spoke at the summit as the Republican presidential nominee.

Since 2006, the Values Voter Summit has provided a forum to help inform and mobilize citizens across America to preserve the bedrock values of traditional marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life, and limited government that make the nation strong. Trump scraped that plan with a new rule that would exempt employers whose religious or moral beliefs conflict with providing contraceptive coverage.

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