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Trump Just Credited Himself With The Return Of People Saying 'Merry Christmas'—And Nobody Wants To Hear It In May

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Donald Trump solemnly doled out thoughts and prayers towards the victims of violent attacks on churches at an interfaith dinner before Thursday's National Day of Prayer.

But then, the conversation veered off course with news he couldn't delay any further.

He touted the return of his favorite yuletide greeting, "Merry Christmas," in May.

Speaking on behalf of Americans, Trump proclaimed:

"Now everyone's very proud to be saying 'Merry Christmas' again."


We do not know the authority on which he based his statement or if Trump is just willing the holiday lexicon back into existence from a place it never went. Sorry folks, the War on Christmas was fake news.

With 238 days left until his favorite holiday, the President reminisced about a darker time of the season.

"There was a time when we went shopping and you wouldn't see 'Merry Christmas' on the stores, you'd see a red wall and it wouldn't say that it would say 'Happy Holidays' or something, but it wouldn't say 'Merry Christmas.'"

Yes, we are back here again.

Trump called the traditional expression a "great achievement," even though it accomplishes nothing at the moment.

"We're back to saying 'Merry Christmas' again in this country and that's something I consider a great achievement because it really spells out what's happening."

You can watch Trump making his off-season remark in this YouTube clip below.

President Trump Condemns Synagogue Shooting, Pledges To Bring Back 'Merry Christmas' | NBC News

This is hardly unusual for a president who drives home many of his points on repeat – whether it is concerning the threat at the U.S./Mexico border, or emphatically claiming there was "no collusion."

In July 2017, Trump brought up the subject of saying "Merry Christmas" while speaking at an event honoring veterans leading up to Independence Day and continued his war on Christmas in October while speaking at an anti-LGBT event.

Twitter is over his reindeer games.

We will always be left with questions when it comes to Trumpian logic.

At this rate, our holidays are no longer in accordance with their respective dates, because April Fools' Day is a daily occurrence in Washington.

Should you be so inclined to get a jump on the holidays this year, you can get your very own "War on Christmas" t-shirt here.

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Warning: There may be spoilers if you have not watched the series finale of Game of Thrones.

Emilia Clarke wanted to ensure Daenerys Targaryen would nail that war-mongering scene in the final episode of Game of Thrones.

The 32-year-old actress – who portrays Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains (that's one character) – did what was necessary to convincingly portray the chilling moment as she spoke in Dothraki and Valyrian.

Who was her inspiration? Dictators like Adolf Hitler, of course.

Speaking with Variety, Clarke said she had to learn many fake languages for her speeches, but Daenerys's final address for her troops was by far the most challenging.

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A father-of-three whose finger was "ripped clean off" when his wedding ring caught on the top of a fence he was climbing over told how the accident was so incredible his wife thought it was an April Fool's joke.

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Halsey has paid off a fan’s speeding ticket after the woman claimed she was driving too fast because she was enjoying her new single "Nightmare".

Twitter user Francesca claimed she was driving home from Pennsylvania State University when she was stopped for speeding.

“I got pulled over… for the first time ever and when asked why I was going 99 in a 70 I was dangerously close to admitting I was bangin out to Halsey’s new song Nightmare,” she said on social media.

“What’s your Venmo. I’ll pay your ticket. Drive safely please!” Halsey said on Twitter.

The singer’s music video for Nightmare, starring Debbie Harry and Cara Delevingne, was released on May 16, and has already reached over 15.5 million views on YouTube.

The original tweet was liked over 4,000 times, and caught the attention of Halsey herself, who transferred Francesca 250 US dollars for the ticket.

Needless to say the interaction has gotten quite a lot of attention. We all stan a queen that supports her fans as much as they support her.

Once the receipt had been paid, Francesca said she “will never forget your kindness and will continue blasting your music forever (just at a safer speed). I’ve never been more grateful or felt less deserving.”

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A woman in New York has been praised by police for alerting them to a possible suicide attempt after she mistook a closed umbrella for a person wearing a "Handmaid's Tale" costume. Casey McCormick tweeted she thought she saw “a woman dressed as a handmaid about to jump from a building” and called 911.

The sighting turned out to be a table umbrella which, from a distance, looked much like a handmaid from the seminal Margaret Atwood novel "The Handmaid’s Tale".

The New York Police Department’s news account made it clear on Twitter that McCormick had done the right thing in alerting the authorities.

“Blessed be the umbrella. Thank you Casey and the @POPSUGAR team for alerting us to this crime, glad we could save the day,” they tweeted. “Jokes aside, if you’re ever hesitant about calling 911 – don’t be! We take all calls seriously, and worse case we get to go home with a great story.”

“Better safe than sorry!” one Twitter user replied.


Actress Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about her addiction to porn before starting a relationship with current husband Will Smith.

The conversation centered on the subject of pornography and its affect on relationships on Monday's episode of Red Table Talks on Facebook.

The discussion began backstage with her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne Banfield Norris when Smith said that 40 million people watch porn on a daily basis.

"Back in the day I had a little porn addiction," the 47-year-old admitted, but emphasized, "I wasn't in a relationship when I had a porn addiction, believe it or not, thank goodness."

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