Donald Trump may have left the Republican Party, but he’s staying put in his role as the right’s racial conspiracy theorist-in-chief.
On Wednesday, Trump tweeted his endorsement of the latest bit of holiday cheer from the extremist ant-Obama right. As the story goes on more than one conservative blog this week, Obama declined to offer an official statement marking Christmas, but made sure to get one out celebrating Kwanzaa.
This tale is as blatantly racial as it is demonstrably false, and it comes in the grand tradition of accusing Obama of supporting Ramadan over Easter and the old Trump favorite that Obama got into the Ivy League because he’s not white, not because he’s smart.
The trouble with the story about Christmas and Kwanzaa is that it’s 100% untrue. Here’s Obama using his taxpayer-funded weekly video address to wish Americans “a Merry Christmas” this past weekend [see video in article)...
Quick summary: Obama, a Christian, publicly celebrated and mentioned Christmas in public and put a depiction of Jesus’ birth in the White House. He also issued a pro-forma statement on Kwanzaa, just like George W. Bush did every year between 2001-2008 (as Crooks and Liars catalogs.)
Despite all those facts, here’s Trump’s tweet Wednesday (see tweet in article)...
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