It appears that Fox’s “War on Thanksgiving” segments have made an impact on Trump.
“Some people want to change the name Thanksgiving. They don’t want to use the term Thanksgiving. And that was true with Christmas. Now everybody is using Christmas again. Remember I said that?” pic.twitter.com/M0IgeOsASi
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) November 27, 2019
Courtesy of The Daily Beast:
The Trump-Fox News Feedback Loop was on full display Wednesday morning when President Donald Trump’s favorite morning show backed his patently absurd claim that liberals want to change the name of Thanksgiving—an idea he obviously got from Fox’s recent round-the-clock “War on Thanksgiving” coverage.
At his Tuesday night campaign rally in Florida, the president insisted that “some people” want to change the name of the holiday and “don’t want to use the term Thanksgiving,” likening this supposed anti-Thanksgiving sentiment to another infamous right-wing media invention.
“And that was true with Christmas. Now everybody is using Christmas again. And remember I said that,” Trump declared. “Now we’re gonna have to do a little work on Thanksgiving. People have different ideas on why it shouldn’t be called Thanksgiving. Everybody here loves the name Thanksgiving and we’re not changing it!”
During Wednesday morning’s broadcast of Fox & Friends, the hosts appeared to give credence to the president’s conspiracy, all while sidestepping the role their network had in planting the idea in his head.
For the record I am pretty up to date with the liberal agenda and there is no discussion of doing a single thing to change Thanksgiving.
In fact I am loading up the Durango today and heading out to the Valley to visit my mother and enjoy all of the holiday trappings without feeling a single liberal pang of conscience.
Now as for Columbus Day? Well that is another matter entirely.