Trump Decides Against Being Politically Correct By Unveiling A “Merry Christmas 2017” White House Card

The Trump family debuted their holiday card wishing Americans a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, instead of the generic, more politically correct, ‘Happy Holidays.’

Last year’s card sent out by President Obama included a family photo and wished Americans a ‘Joyous Holiday Season.’

As the Christmas decorations were unveiled today, so was the Trump card signed by President Trump, first lady Melania Trump and even 11-year-old Barron and was displayed in the White House’s ‘Bookseller’s’ area.

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No ‘Happy Holidays here’: Inside the official White House Christmas card 2017

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It’s gold: The front features the presidential seal in gold – the Trump color of choice

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The White House debuted the 2017 holiday card signed by the Trumps, which wishes Americans a ‘Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,’ not ‘Happy Holidays’

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During the Christmas decorations reveal, the Trumps debuted the Christmas card they’re sending out, which doesn’t use the more politically correct ‘Happy Holidays’

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Remember when? Democratic President Barack Obama and his family signed a ‘Happy Holidays’ card, wishing Americans a ‘joyous holiday season’

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The Obamas’ 2016 card also included a family photo, taken when daughters Sasha (left) and Malia (right) attended their first state dinner – and no mention of Christmas

The holiday card keeps Trump’s pledge to ‘say Merry Christmas again’ when he campaigned.

He said: ‘They don’t use the word ‘Christmas’ because it’s not politically correct,’ Trump said. ‘We’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.’

The Obamas, in contrast, said ‘Happy Holidays’ in their cards, although their defenders say the president used ‘Merry Christmas’ in speeches.

The Trumps did make common cause with the Obamas by including Barron, in the same way, Sasha and Malia had been in their predecessors’ cards.

Barron did not play host alongside mom Melania, but he did guide Americans through this year’s Christmas tour.

An illustrated version of the first son is featured in this year’s White House Christmas booklet, given to tourists and guests who visit the executive mansion during the holidays.

The booklet, titled ‘Time-Honored Traditions,’ for this year’s decorative theme, and begins with a cartoon Barron on the cover guiding the horse-drawn carriage carrying the White House’s Christmas tree.

Barron wasn’t behind the wheel,┬ábut did a walk-around of the carriage last week alongside his mother, surveying the 18-foot, 6-inch Wisconsin-grown beauty, headed to the White House’s blue room.

Barron’s attendance marked one of the 11-year-old’s first official appearances at a White House event.

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Barron Trump is the star of the White House’s Christmas at the White House booklet, which describes the decorations found throughout the executive mansion

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The real Barron Trump (left) appeared alongside mom Melania Trump (right) at the debut of the White House Christmas tree last week – one of the first official White House events the youngest Trump has participated in

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Barron Trump, showing off his height at the event, takes in the crowd surrounding the White House Christmas tree last week

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The cartoon version of Barron Trump is shown trying to grab a book off the tree completely made of tomes used as decoration in the downstairs White House library

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The book tree was on display for reporters today, who got the first glance at holiday decorations Monday morning

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Cartoon Barron Trump is captured walking through the East Colonnade, decorated by white branches, which looked like a forest after an ice storm

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The real first lady Melania Trump walked along the East Colonnade as she greeted groups of school children doing crafts throughout the White House Monday

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Barron’s hand is seen putting a bulb representing New York state – where he grew up – on the tree in the Blue Room.

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The Blue Room tree has ornaments for all the states and territories and is also adorned with large gold and blue bows

Barron, the youngest Trump, had grown taller than his ex-model mom.

‘Barron,’ wearing grey slacks, a blue jacket, a white button-down shirt, completing the outfit with a festive red scarf, is illustrated walking through the East Colonnade that is filled with white branches, giving the hallway the look of a forest directly after an ice storm.

 

In the Blue Room, Barron’s hand is captured putting an ornament on the tree.┬áThe Trumps decided to decorate the Blue Room tree with bulbs from all the states and territories.

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Barron Trump is illustrated making silhouettes, which were used to decorate the Green Room at the White House this holiday season

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The Trump also adorned a Green Room fireplace mantel with the tiding ‘Merry Christmas’ instead of happy holidays

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Barron’s final appearance comes as he walks through the Grand Foyer and Cross Hall, which is decorated

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Melania Trump began her tour of the White House decor in the same spot, walking through the Grand Foyer as ballerinas danced to the Nutcracker

The ornament Barron is hanging is the one from New York, where he grew up before moving to Washington, D.C., this spring.

Cartoon Barron is seen walking through the Grand Foyer, featuring icicle-drenched trees, as an homage to the Nutcracker, as the young Trump takes the Grand Staircase, up to the residence.

The illustrations were done by Jim Starr of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania.

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