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At a rally in Michigan yesterday, President-elect Donald Trump heralded what he called the return of the ubiquity of the phrase "Merry Christmas" during the festive season.
"We're going to start saying Merry Christmas again," Trump said, noting that over the past number of years many department stores have kept their more secular decorations, like fake snow, red walls and bells, "but they don't have 'Merry Christmas'."
Trump appeared to echo some of the sentiments expressed by Bill O'Reilly in a 2013 monologue, in which the "O'Reilly Factor" host responded to comments by comedian Jon Stewart.
O'Reilly said that in recent times, the secular-progressive movement has instituted somewhat of a "war" on the idea of Christmas as a widely-accepted holiday.
In order to mold the country in their image, he said, the Left must diminish Judeo-Christian traditions and get influences like Christmas out of the way, because it stands in opposition to them.
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