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Former Gov. Scott Walker Gets Roasted After Freaking Out On Twitter About Wisconsin Capitol's 'Holiday' Tree

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Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is up in arms after a science-themed "holiday" tree was unveiled at the Wisconsin state Capitol building last week.

Current Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat and former science teacher, told WSAU radio that he wants students to "make holiday ornaments that celebrate what science means to them, their families and their communities" to hang on the tree.

Originally called a "Christmas tree" when the tradition started back in 1916, the name was changed to a "holiday" tree in 1985 so as not to exclude others and not endorse any one religion.

Walker famously reversed it back to "Christmas" during his first year in office in 2011.

So when Evers not only changed it back to a "holiday" tree, but also made it science-themed, that was too much for his GOP critics, who used it as another rallying cry for the supposed "War on Christmas."

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos tweeted: "We all know it's a Christmas tree no matter what @GovEvers calls it...."

And Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald slammed the move as "'PC' garbage."

Walker, however, was the most vocal about the move, firing off several tweets ranting about the "holiday tree."

But his angry rant backfired as Twitter let him have it.

The outrage about the "War on Christmas" is basically expected every holiday season at this point.

And without his gig as governor, Walker has ample time to stoke the flames of that fire.

Happy Holidays, everyone.


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