"They don't use the word 'Christmas'".
The Value Voters conference will be held in Washington D.C. this weekend, and President Donald Trump is scheduled to be the Keynote speaker. When was the last time you saw "Merry Christmas?' You don't see it anymore", Trump said on the campaign trail.
Trump zeroed in on this subject much more during his presidential campaign than he has as president. "You go to department stores and they'll say 'Happy New Year, ' or they'll say other things and it'll be red, they'll have it painted".
Speaking at the Values Voter Summit, Trump boasted about "tremendous strides" against ISIS and his plan to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, while saying he hoped to give Americans a Christmas gift of tax reform and to deliver on scrapping Obamacare, after multiple failed repeal efforts.
This and the religious liberty order show that Trump "is committed to undoing the anti-faith policies of the previous administration and restoring true religious freedom", Perkins said.
"We're getting near that handsome Christmas season that people don't talk about any more, ' Trump said on a day where the thermometer was at a relatively chilly 63".
He says people are saying "Merry Christmas" again.
Heated debates over the "War On Christmas" have raged for years, with many on the right complaining that political correctness has made it less acceptable to say Merry Christmas.
The President needled Congress on Friday.
Perkins also lauded the granting of broad religious exemptions to the Affordable Care Act mandate for contraceptive coverage, allowing virtually any nonprofit or for-profit employer to opt out of the mandate by citing faith-based opposition.