Nobody issues holiday greetings quite like former President Donald Trump.
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“I hope everyone, even the Fake News Media, is having a great Christmas,” the then-president tweeted on Christmas Day in 2018.
“Our Country is doing very well. We are securing our Borders, making great new Trade Deals, and bringing our Troops Back Home. We are finally putting America First. MERRY CHRISTMAS!”
At various times, Trump has tweeted about “the haters and losers,” often extending holiday greetings even to those he believes answer that description. He’s been doing it since at least 2014, prior to his running for president; he said at the time that “every time I speak of the haters and losers I do so with great love and affection. They cannot help the fact that they were born [expletive] up.”
This year’s Christmas greetings from Trump got a bit darker.
Writing this time on his Truth Social platform, Donald Trump went a bit longer than he did back in his Twitter days.
“On this very cold but beautiful Christmas Day, look at our Nation NOW on the Southern Border compared to only a short time ago during the Trump Administration,” the former president said. “We had the most SECURE Border in our history, versus the ‘horror show’ that that is happening now, with record setting numbers of people, many of them hardened Criminals (including Killers, Human Traffickers and Drug Dealers), POURING INTO OUR COUNTRY at a rate the likes of which we have never seen before. The USA is dying from within!!!”
In a different post the day before, Trump had wished a “Merry Christmas to EVERYONE,” before going into a list of grievances more fit for Festivus.
Among those getting Christmas wishes from the 45th president were “Radical Left Marxists that are trying to destroy our Country, the Federal Bureau of Investigation that is illegally coercing & paying Social and LameStream Media to push for a mentally disabled Democrat over the Brilliant, Clairvoyant, and USA LOVING Donald J. Trump, and, of course, The Department of Injustice, which appointed a Special ‘Prosecutor’ who, together with his wife and family, HATES ‘Trump’ more than any other person on earth.”
The posts offered quite a few Trump trademarks, including inexplicable quotation marks, as well as factually questionable statements.
The part about the FBI “coercing and paying” social media appeared to reference one of the recent chapters of The Twitter Files, Elon Musk’s campaign to “expose” wrongdoing by the previous Twitter regime.
That is, however, not true. As explained by journalist Mike Masnick, “if the FBI is legally requesting information for an investigation under a number of different legal authorities, the companies receiving those requests can be reimbursed for fulfilling them.” This is a standard procedure for social media companies, and far from rare or controversial.
It is not clear whether Jack Smith, the special counsel appointed by the Justice Department to make a determination about the investigations into Trump related to January 6 and the Mar-a-Lago documents affair, “HATES ‘Trump’ more than any other person on earth,” but he does have a reputation as a legal straight shooter.
Perhaps the biggest news in the Christmas Eve post is that Donald Trump is claiming to hold the powers of clairvoyance, which appears to be a first, for himself or any other president.
The Christmas Day post had received 9,102 “ReTruths” and “35,733” likes as of Tuesday morning. This shows the limited reach of Truth Social; that Christmas Day tweet in 2018 received 24,700 retweets and over 165,000 likes on Twitter.
President Biden’s own Christmas message to his social media followers was a bit more traditional and conventional.
“Jill and I wish you a very Merry Christmas. We hope you and your loved ones are surrounded by love, happiness, and cheer this holiday season,” the president tweeted just before noon on Christmas Day.
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Stephen Silver is a Senior Editor for 19FortyFive. He is an award-winning journalist, essayist and film critic, who is also a contributor to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Broad Street Review and Splice Today. The co-founder of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle, Stephen lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenSilver.
December 27, 2022 at 12:05 pm
The lunatic is at it again claiming he is immune from prosecution and he did nothing wrong. Saw a story recently suggesting his lawyers use an insanity defense! Would his giant ego allow himself to hide behind insanity…even tho he is really nuts?
December 27, 2022 at 1:03 pm
I love Trump and I hope all you haters go to hell. Have a nice day!
Trump 20-24 years
December 27, 2022 at 2:21 pm
Steven, I notice you don’t mind looking stupid and fit the MAGA cult perfectly.
Donald J. Plump
December 27, 2022 at 3:34 pm
Is that Steven or Stephan? Either way a definite troll. Even those stupid enough to admire this POS, don’t read articles like this.
December 27, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Oh Steven, you poor misguided soul. To love such a pos speaks volumes about your integrity and grip on reality. It must be comforting to said pos that he’ll have such devoted MAGAts visiting him in prison. Have a nice day.
December 27, 2022 at 9:15 pm
Trump has proven time and again he is nothing more than a barking clown
December 28, 2022 at 9:51 am
Trump, fits the profile of a sociopath, narcissist tendencies and no apparent empathy. The closest to what appears to be empathy, is related to another sociopathic tendency, which is manipulation. If those minds easily swayed to vote, can be promised some illusory gain, then a sociopath, sees, no problem, as long as it is in furtherance of power and monetary gain.
The problem for Trump is that his miscreant crimes, appear to be coming back to haunt him, despite his lavish reliance on crooked lawyers. Trump apparently lost Republican funding of his legal fees, when he decided to enter candidacy for the next election.
December 28, 2022 at 4:19 pm
Is he ‘going’ crazy ? He’s always been crazy and it was quite funny for a long time. Fortunately, now that everyone has finally realised that, he’s now just become one of those nut jobs that pop up now and again that everyone has a sad sympathy for.
December 28, 2022 at 5:11 pm
Who’s Donald Trump?
December 29, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Donald Trump is a POS the likes of which the country has never seen before.
December 30, 2022 at 12:54 pm
“Merry Christmas. I hope you and your loved ones are surrounded by love, happiness, and cheer this holiday season.” Nuf said.
I once visited but loved Philidelphia in October 2011. An Amtrak 30-day, 12-boardings pass to ride from Portland Oregon with stops in Sacramento, Reno, SLC, Denver, Chicago, Pittsburg, Philly, NYC, Boston and Portland Maine. The return trip from Boston direct to Chicago, Minneapolis, Spokane, Seattle then Portland Oregon on the Cascades Talgo HSR, way more comfortable the Acela IMO.
My objective was to see Boston’s Big Dig only coincidentally the Occupy site. Of the Occupy sites visited I conclude Portland Maine were the happiest campers. Portland to Portland and back. Portland should’ve recalled mayor Ted Wheeler when we had the chance. He’s a republican posing as progressive when not behind closed doors. When travelling Amtrak overnight, pack a “down” sleeping bag as the best comforter for coach seating. Those who support HSR to shorten travel time, save none.