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“People are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again,” tweeted Donald Trump on the eve before Xmas. “I am proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!”

The assault has led Americans to design T-shirts such as this:

Thanks to Prexy Trump, even Barack Obama is now free to say “Merry Christmas” openly — for the first time since the previous eight years in a row that he said it as president.

“On behalf of the Obama family, Merry Christmas!” tweeted citizen Obama this year. “We wish you joy and peace this holiday season.”

Obama’s tweet was accompanied by a picture of himself with Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and five anonymous moppets.

Suspiciously, it was the very same Christmas picture that Obama used in 2015, but Trump missed the opportunity to use that against him.

The miscue came back to haunt Trump, because he suffered a humiliating defeat in the inaugural Christmas Twitter Contest with his presidential predecessor.

Trump’s Xmas day tweet of a video wishing viewers a “MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!” received more than 128,000 likes and more than 34,000 retweets.

Obama’s tweet generated more than 724,000 likes and more than 149,000 tweets, smacking down the Commander-in-Chief as if he were the Cleveland Browns.

But former Representative Joe Walsh reassured his Twitter followers by telling them what they want to hear: “The Trump family’s first Christmas card contains a word that was noticeably absent from all eight of Obama’s Christmas cards: CHRISTMAS!”

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