One of President Donald Trump's most notable campaign promises was to revive the phrase "Merry Christmas."
It was an easy promise to keep, because at no point in American history has saying the phrase "Merry Christmas" been illegal.
Nevertheless, Trump claims people are saying the phrase more since his inauguration in 2017. We're sure he'll bring that data forward proving his claim any day now.
Trump's son, Eric, revived the claim at a recent press conference in Iowa.
.@EricTrump: "We’re saying 'Merry Christmas' again." #IowaCaucuses #IACaucus https://t.co/M8qtmhDuqG— The Hill (@The Hill)1580771662.0
"We're saying Merry Christmas again, we weren't saying that."
Ironically enough, Eric's claim became somewhat true. "Merry Christmas" started trending on Twitter after viewers saw the speech, so technically they were using the phrase more than one normally does...in February.
But they weren't using the phrase in the way Eric intended.
When a politician tells you "We're saying 'Merry Christmas' again", they're actually telling you "I think I'm talki… https://t.co/jxnk5YTNwo— Patrick Chovanec (@Patrick Chovanec)1580773158.0
Me: @EricTrump we never stopped saying Merry Christmas you dumbass. Stop trying to change the truth. https://t.co/iLFdy1jOPo— ☘️Feisty Redhead☘️ 😷🇺🇸🐘🧹 (@☘️Feisty Redhead☘️ 😷🇺🇸🐘🧹)1580776740.0
#ForFactsSake - We never stopped saying Merry Christmas https://t.co/pTjs0L94Mn— Stephanie Ruhle (@Stephanie Ruhle)1580772372.0
Others pointed out the strange timing of bringing up Christmas in February.
Not really... it’s February https://t.co/87tUV3NQGD— Liam Stenglein (@Liam Stenglein)1580838704.0
It's February and this the only thing that Eric can think of to brag about. And it's not even true. https://t.co/OOka30cfse— dr. emigre OF COURSE I'M VACCINATED 80 (@dr. emigre OF COURSE I'M VACCINATED 80)1580783467.0
IT IS FEBRUARY https://t.co/sgmhUZO5C4— Jessica Huseman (@Jessica Huseman)1580775660.0
Where's the Tylenol?