On Christmas Eve, writer Cristina Maza from the popular Newsweek magazine, published a slanderous and racist article titled, “How Trump and the Nazis Stole Christmas to Promote White Nationalism.”
Her assignment was to cover “religion and extremism.”
Wishing people “merry Christmas” instead of “happy holidays,” is thus in line with Trump’s decision to ban citizens of Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, critics say. It fits neatly with his refusal to condemn white supremacists when they march against diversity, and with his condemnation of athletes who protest police brutality against black men.
With this in mind, the fight to end the war on Christmas is exclusionary politics at its most flagrant.
She also added, “some see parallels between Trump’s speeches in front of Christmas trees and attempts by authoritarian regimes like the Nazis to manipulate popular celebrations to promote a political ideology.”