Merry Christmas From Bad Santa Trump and Wishes for a Happy Blue Year

Christmas in 2021 is the second holiday season that is burdened by the COVID pandemic. And yet, the enduring spirit of the American people shines through the gloom and casts a glow of hope for better days ahead. It is that persistence of optimism and compassion that inspires a weary nation to persevere and even celebrate good fortune as we find it.

Donald Trump, Santa, Coronavirus

However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t Grinches around who seek to rain on our parades. They are mostly impotent purveyors of pessimism and selfish, parochial interests. And leading the March of the Misanthropes is the one and only (thank god) former reality TV game show host, Donald Trump.

On this day of merrymaking and family festivities, Trump felt compelled to post a video (via his Twitter ban defying spokes-shill) of President Biden and the First Lady taking heartwarming phone calls from children about the NORAD Santa Tracker. But instead of a joyful clip that honored the occasion, Trump chose one that featured a reference to a vulgarity aimed at the President.

Everyone knows by now that the phrase “Let’s go Brandon” is used by Trumpian trash as a euphemistic substitute for “F**k Joe Biden.” And Trump thought it was appropriate to showcase this crass expression during a Christmas event with kids. How charming and mature of him. At least Biden kept the spirit of the season wholesome by blithely dismissing the profane insult and continuing the jolliness.

In addition to that depraved display of decadence, Trump also posted his own personal wishes for a merry Christmas. At least he took the time to… Oh wait. It turns out that Trump’s Christmas message was actually the same one he delivered last year placed over video that mostly exalted himself. Here is his “new” message for 2021:

And here are his remarks at the national Christmas tree lighting of 2020:

Apparently Trump couldn’t be bothered to come up with anything new to say that was heartfelt and relevant to what’s going on now. This recycling of used blessings is more in line with a war on Christmas than a celebration of it. It’s the sort of disdainful attitude that is presented by Trump’s Ministry of Propaganda (aka Fox News) every year at this time. This year Fox News observed the reason for the season by reporting on a Santa shortage and the national travesty of their fake Christmas tree burning down. They are always such an abundant source of holiday cheer.

Nevertheless, in the spirit of the season, News Corpse would like to continue its holiday tradition by presenting a musical gift that is truly inclusive and welcoming. This is for all of those who are not huddled around a dead tree today, buried in colorfully wrapped packages. It’s for the cynics who won’t accept the notion that the birth of a messenger of peace and love is an excuse to exchange material goods or fruitcakes that nobody likes. It is for the forsaken and forlorn, the outcasts and rebels and nonbelievers who are puzzled by the greed and commercialism that permeates the season. And yes, it’s for those who still believe that peace and goodwill are morally superior to profit and oppression. Here is Miles Davis and Bob Dorough performing the heartwarming traditional Christmas ballad Blue Xmas:

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Trump Celebrates the Season with Blatant Christmas Lies and Rancid Antisemitism

“Tis the season to be…” jawing hatefully about Jews and spewing self-serving falsehoods about Christmas. At least that’s how Donald Trump is spending his yuletide days as he makes the rounds of right-wing media to keep himself uppermost in the minds of his cult disciples.

Donald Trump, Santa, Coronavirus

Trump might be worried about the fact that his holiday “Sexual Predator Tour” with Bill O’Reilly is the season’s biggest flop. Or he may be trying to deflect from the news that his Fox News propagandists have revealed his dereliction of duty as his StormTrumpers assaulted the Congress. Or maybe he is upset at having his flagrant deceptions about the January 6th insurrection that he incited being “honored” with PolitiFAct’s “Lie of the Year” award.

Whatever the reason, Trump took to the airwaves to try to restore his irredeemably tattered reputation. And predictably, his desperate efforts only made things much worse. It began with an appearance on the Trump-fluffing Newsmax network for a softball interview with Mike Huckabee, a former GOP governor and pastor. Huckabee began by falsely claiming that “Americans went through a long period where people quit saying ‘Merry Christmas.’ It was all ‘Happy Holidays.’ You deliberately changed that.” To which Trump replied…

“When I started campaigning I said ‘You’re gonna say Merry Christmas again…They are saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again. That was a big part of what I was doing.”

So Trump is bragging that he sought to force people to recite a salutation that many of them don’t subscribe to. And this is something he regards “a big part” of his fetid White House occupancy. He was also proud of his theocratic order to “cancel” anyone who disagreed with his religious mandate saying “Don’t shop at stores that don’t say ‘Merry Christmas.” And he added absurdly that “Whether you’re Muslim, whether you’re Christian, whether you’re Jewish, everyone likes Christmas.” Like a mental patient having a vocal seizure, Trump said “Merry Christmas” eight times in this brief clip.

For the record, people were neither prohibited nor inhibited about saying “Merry Christmas” in the years prior to Trump’s unfortunate candidacy and election:

Following his visit with Huckabee on Newsmax, Trump called into the ironically named “Unholy” podcast. It was there that he felt comfortable enough to repeat some of the overtly anti-Semitic views he has held for decades. Without prompting, Trump unleashed this mess of bigotry:

“People in this country that are Jewish no longer love Israel. I’ll tell you, the evangelical Christians love Israel more than the Jews in this country. It used to be that Israel had absolute power over Congress. And today I think it’s the exact opposite. And I think Obama and Biden did that. And yet in the election they still get a lot of votes from Jewish people. Which tells you that the Jewish people, and I’ve said this for a long time, the Jewish people in the United States either don’t like Israel or don’t care about Israel. I mean, you look at the New York Times, the New York Times hates Israel, hates them. And they’re Jewish people that run the New York Times. I mean, the Sulzberger family.

Trump’s assertion that “evangelical Christians love Israel more than the Jews” is not only a disgusting lie, but it fails to note the reasons for evangelical support for the Jewish state. Their interest is based on the biblical prophesy that Jesus will return after the the apocalypse and the annihilation of Israel. They are literally rooting for Israel’s destruction.

Even worse is Trump’s claim that “It used to be that Israel had absolute power over Congress.” Trump is rehashing an old trope that Jews control the government. But oddly, he seems to be suggesting that that was a good thing and he laments that Obama and Biden put an end to it.

When Trump whines about Jewish people not liking Israel, what he is really complaining about is that they don’t like him. He even expressed his dismay that he could only pull about 25% of the Jewish vote. Then he closes with another old anti-Semitic trope that Jews control the media (i.e. the New York Times), and therefore, the media should be promoting what Trump mistakenly thinks are Jewish interests.

These heinous remarks by Trump are nothing new. They represent the views he has espoused for many years. And the Republican Party is fully on board with this blatant prejudice. It is a repugnant platform that delights the neo-Nazi and racist hate groups that comprise so much of Trump’s cult and the GOP base. And it is sad that Trump would exploit the holiday season to advance these loathsome views.

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Peter Doocy and Fox News Probe the Burning Issues: Biden’s ‘Armageddon’ and Flaming Christmas Trees

Never let it be said that Fox News isn’t on top of the most pressing issues of the day. For example, it’s the network whose leading story for three days was the conviction in a county court of a former TV star for faking a hate crime. Meanwhile, they ignored the United States Supreme Court’s decision to allow Donald Trump’s White House records to be handed over to the congressional committee investigating his role in the January 6th insurrection.

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The editorial mission of Fox News has two basic objectives: 1) Manufacture frightening scenarios that it can associate with the Biden administration and/or Democrats, whether or not they are true. And 2) Feature trivial distractions if no such fear mongering stories are available.

On Sunday, CNN’s Brian Stelter provided a chilling supercut of Fox News presenting their vision of America in a catastrophic decline due to the deliberate mismanagement of “evil” President Biden. It featured terrifying clips of hate monger Sean Hannity warning that Biden is mentally incapacitated; the Fox and Friends “Curvy Couch” potatoes screaming that Biden is killing the economy and American families; professional liar Kayleigh McEnany ranting about inflation surging “just in time to ruin Christmas”; and the ever bombastic queen of box wine, Jeanine Pirro, exclaiming frantically that “This country is going to hell in a handbasket”. To which Stelter reasonably replied that “I would be so scared to leave the house if I watched that all day.” Watch the Fox News hysterics for yourself…

For the record, while there are surely challenges that the nation faces, there is also an unmistakable “Biden Boom” underway. But Fox News isn’t about to let reality interfere with their dramatization of dystopian dread. So Fox dispatched their White House wanker, Peter Doocy, to annoy Press Secretary Jen Psaki. And Doocy leapt straight into the meat of the day’s most pertinent issue:

“We’ve seen an arsonist burn down a half a million dollar Christmas tree in New York City back on the streets. Does the President think that’s good governing?”

That’s right. Fox News is still obsessing over the torching of their beloved fake Christmas tree by a mentally challenged homeless man. Doocy’s dumbfounding question (with an emphasis on the dumb) revealed that he has no comprehension of law enforcement matters. The President is not involved in state criminal affairs. And if Doocy was just looking to find out out if Biden approved of setting Christmas trees ablaze, what on Earth did he think Psaki would say? Did he think she would celebrate the act of arson? So Psaki politely put Doocy in his place – again:

“I think I’ve spoken for the President’s concerns about retail theft. If you have specific…any actions we’ve taken for specific cases, I would point you to the local police departments or the Department of Justice.”

Fox has tried to portray this as an attack on all of America, akin to 9/11. Even though it was just a case of random vandalism that roasted a holiday decoration that Fox says cost them $500,000.00. If that wire frame simulated shrub cost a half million dollars, Fox got royally screwed. The real tree that adorns the White House this year only cost $139,000.00, and that’s $30,000 less than the tree the Trumps got in 2019. Which is just more proof that Democrats are far better at managing money than Republicans.

Maybe Doocy should start an investigation into who ripped off Fox News for that now ashen plastic tree. Was it insured? How much did the replacement tree cost? Is it fireproof? Enquiring minds want to know.

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Fox News Says They Will ‘Build Back Better’ After Their Christmas Tree Fire – No, REALLY!

Tuesday night America, and everything that it stands for, was viciously attacked in an unspeakably despicable act of violence. At least that’s what Fox News wants you to believe. And it’s far more than random vandalism. This time “It’s personal to you. It’s personal to us.”

Fox News, Christmas Tree Fire

The latest “Crime of the Century” according to the “Curvy Couch” potatoes of Fox and Friends was the torching of the Christmas tree installed in front of their Manhattan office building. ABC News reports that…

“A large Christmas tree outside Fox’s Midtown headquarters was set ablaze early Wednesday by an arsonist who was quickly taken into custody. […] Police say the 49-year-old suspect climbed up ‘the metal superstructure’ — the tree is an artificial sculpture that is shaped to look like a tree — lit papers he brought with him on fire, and shoved the papers into the tree structure.”

Let’s just set aside the metaphorical relevancy of the Fox News Christmas tree being a “fake.” This act of arson has much greater symbolic meaning to the Fox News crew. This burning Xmas bush has stirred more fury among these martinets of virtue than Donald Trump’s attempted coup, the January 6th insurrection, or the COVID death toll. Co-host Ainsley Earhardt expressed her outrage saying that…

“This is an American icon. This is our Christmas tree. Someone setting fire to it. What is happening to our country? It is so terrifying as a mother and someone who loves this country and loves the red, white, and blue. What is happening.”

That’s right. The artificial “metal superstructure” adorning the plaza in front of Fox’s headquarters is the embodiment of everything that is American. And it’s reduction to ashes is roasting her chestnuts. Because…

“It’s a tree that unites us. It brings us together. It’s about the Christmas spirit. It is about the holiday season. It’s about Jesus. It’s about Hanukkah. It is about everything that we stand for as a country: Freedom and being able to worship the way that you want to worship. It makes me so mad. […] I hope we build it back bigger and better.”

Wait up. Now Earhardt is signing on to President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan, but only with regard to a corporate promotional tree? And since when is a Christmas tree “about Hanukkah”? That one is going to need some explaining. But Earhardt is yearning for explanations as she ponders “What is happening to our country?” Apparently this criminal mischief is representative of more alarming adversities in America than just fiery religious symbols. Like maybe gay Legos, or the alleged Santa shortage.

During the segment, co-host Steve Doocy asked “Who set the Christmas tree on fire?” Never mind that the NYPD had already arrested a suspect who appears to be a mentally challenged homeless man. If Doocy is still looking for a guilty party, he need look no further than Fox’s messiah, Donald Trump, who is reported to have said that he intends to “wreck Fox News.” Trump has been bashing Fox for months because they haven’t been sufficiently behind his “Big Lie” that the 2020 presidential the election was “rigged” and “stolen” from him. And another suspect could be the MyPillow guy, Mike Lindell, who recently staged a rather pathetic protest in front of Fox’s office. (UPDATE: Fox News still can’t quit their fixation on this tree arson catastrophe)

Nowhere is the animosity toward Fox News more fierce than among the Trump Cult, who still believe that Fox called the Arizona election results for Biden prematurely. So any of Trump’s dimwitted disciples could be considered suspects. And rest assured that Newsmax or OAN will get Rudy Giuliani on the case any day now. In the meantime, enjoy this amusing holiday carol that really hits the right note:

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Fox News Escalates the War on Christmas with Report on Biden’s ‘Nationwide Santa Shortage’

“The most wonderful time of the year…” is upon us again: The War on Christmas! This annual observance of asininity by right-wing armies of derp celebrates the imaginary assault on the winter holiday that purports revere the Christian Prince of Peace. So Fox News considers it appropriate to wage a contrived war on unsuspecting holiday revelers.

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The latest front in this battle of twits took place during Wednesday’s episode of Fox’s American Newsroom. Co-host Bill Hemmer introduced the segment saying that “Thanks to a growing shortage of Santas, HireSanta [dot com] reports a 10% decrease in Santas this year versus a 121% increase in demand. Hemmer speculated, therefore, that “Even Santa doesn’t want to work in this economy.” And of course, this is all President Biden’s fault, as was pointed out in the tweet of this breaking news by the Republican National Committee:

There’s a lot that Fox News left out of this shocking and exclusive exposé. For instance, what role did the global supply chain disruption play in the unavailability of Santas in America? And what is Biden doing to address it? Are there Santas backlogged on cargo ships in clogged port facilities?

What’s more, is Biden responsible for a decline in Christmas spirit due to this seasonally inconvenient Santa shortage? Or, conversely, does the higher demand for Santas this year mean that the spirit of Christmas is stronger during Biden’s term than during that of Donald Trump?

Fox News also failed to investigate the possible reasons for this unsettling Santa deficit. Could it have something to do with the COVID pandemic? After all, the coronavirus disproportionately impacts the demographic from which Santas are recruited: older people and those who are overweight.

There may be many of those potential Santas who succumbed to COVID in the past couple of years. The survivors may be hesitant to place themselves in jeopardy. Particularly with all of the unvaccinated children who would be sitting on their laps and possibly coughing and sneezing in close proximity.

Contrary to the framing of Fox News, the scarcity of Santas is most likely due to Fox News itself for disseminating blatant disinformation about the pandemic. And Trump and his administration’s aversion to mitigation measures, such as vaccines, masks, and social distancing is equally responsibly for the dearth of Santas. Had the public health experts been heeded, this pandemic might have ended long ago and Santas would be plentiful. Instead, Santa’s Village may be somewhat desolate this year, unless younger Santas with pillows take up the slack.

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Trump Tweets Impotent Threat From His Golf Cart to ‘Give Our People the Money’

It’s Christmas Day. Do you know where your president is? If you’ve been paying attention for the past four years it would be easy to offer a guess. That’s right – – He’s at his golf resort in Palm Beach. He isn’t with his family. He isn’t at church. He isn’t working on the coronavirus pandemic or the Nashville bombing or any other matter of importance to the American people.

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Trump is doing what he does best: He’s nursing his fragile ego and reaching out to sycophantic bootlickers to suck in some undeserved adulation. And, as usual, he’s documenting his narcissistic obsessions on Twitter:

Notice that Trump doesn’t mention who he allegedly called or met with. And no one has come forward to corroborate that they spoke or met with him. In all likelihood Trump called some of his most devoted cult loyalists and begged them to escalate their efforts to spread his ludicrous and delusional claims of having won the election by a landslide. He might have met with his incompetent attorney, Rudy Giuliani, to see if there are any courts left where he hasn’t already suffered humiliating losses.

Trump is also pretending to wonder why Congress hasn’t approved more relief funds for the beleaguered American people. He must know that Democrats proposed higher sums months ago, and even passed bills to provide it. But they were met with nothing but obstruction from Trump’s pal Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Republican caucus. If he doesn’t know that it’s just more proof that he’s mentally deficient and unfit to serve the remainder of his term.

One thing that Trump got right is that the deadly pandemic is not the fault of the people. However, he he’s wrong about who really deserves the blame. That’s because he can’t look into a mirror and see the real culprit. It is his negligence, incompetence, and deliberate malfeasance that landed the country in the turmoil it is in today. And his flaccid, toothless demand that Congress “Give our people the money” is all the more pathetic since he refuses to direct it toward the Republican Scrooges who are withholding it.

Meanwhile, Trump is handing out Christmas pardons to his cronies, confessed crooks, war criminals, and accomplices in crime. And his frantic election fraud babbling is just getting more and more bizarre and removed from reality. So with just 26 more days until Trump is booted out of the White House, the American people are holding on for dear life, hoping he doesn’t create even worse calamities before he’s out the door.

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A Very Merry Carol for a Blue Xmas and a Trump-less New Year

The arrival of Christmas in 2020 seemed to take longer than in most years prior. It was preceded by months of hardship brought on by a pandemic that devastated families who lost loved ones and/or struggled to provide food, shelter, and other necessities under dire circumstances. And all of that was made worse by the negligent and incompetent mismanagement of the coronavirus crisis by Donald Trump, who never cared, and still doesn’t.

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Donald Trump, Santa, Coronavirus

The only thing that has ever mattered to Trump is his own welfare. He has spent the last couple of months whining about having lost the presidential election. And he has directed all of his impotent energy toward a vain, futile, and increasingly pathetic campaign to “prove” that he actually won in by landslide. He is so consumed by that delusional pursuit that he has hardly even mentioned the holidays. Although lately he has played the role of a Bizarro Santa, handing out Christmas pardons to confessed crooks, war criminals, and accomplices in his betrayals of American laws and principles. There are surely more to come, including the possibility of pardons for his family and, of course, one for himself.

Meanwhile, Trump is filling the Christmas stockings of the American people with fossil fuel lumps (aka coal). He is threatening to veto a bill that contains desperately needed COVID relief funds, as well as extending unemployment benefits, the moratorium on evictions, and other programs to help people endure these troubled times. That’s entirely in character for Trump because none of those things are of any use to him personally.

Also in character for Trump, he is spending Christmas day golfing with Lindsey Graham. He isn’t spending it with his wife and young son, or any other family member. He isn’t attending church. He isn’t dealing with the bombing in Nashville, And he still isn’t handling the coronavirus pandemic that is worse now than at any time since it first appeared.

The good news is that Christmas will be followed shortly by New Year’s and the prospect of better times ahead. Despite his psychotic denials, Trump will be evicted from the People’s House and President-elect Joe Biden will begin to restore the nation’s lost dignity, compassion, unity, and optimism. That’s the natural state of the American people, which will emerge again as we heal. And there will be blessedly silent nights and days without Trump’s relentless blathering on Twitter, Fox News, and his lie-riddled Chopper Talks. But even as we recover, we must still remember the casualties of the past year, as well as those who sacrificed for others.

So in the spirit of the season, News Corpse would like to continue its holiday tradition by presenting a musical gift that is truly inclusive and welcoming. This is for all of those who are not huddled around a dead tree today, buried in colorfully wrapped packages. It’s for the cynics who won’t accept the notion that the birth of an alleged savior is an excuse to exchange material goods or fruitcakes that nobody likes. It is for the forsaken and forlorn, the outcasts and rebels and nonbelievers who are puzzled by the greed and commercialism that permeates the season. And yes, it’s for those who still believe that peace and goodwill are morally superior to profit and oppression. Here is Miles Davis and Bob Dorough performing the heartwarming traditional Christmas ballad Blue Xmas:

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Fox News Host Bashes ‘Medical Tyrants’ in ‘War on Christmas’ Coronavirus Rant

As the nation continues to suffer through a wave of surging coronavirus infections, hospitalizations, and deaths, Donald Trump remains distant and uncaring. He is still obsessed with proving that he beat Joe Biden by a landslide, despite failing to provide any evidence of it and losing more than sixty court cases challenging the election.

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Fox News, Christmas, Coronavirus

Naturally, Fox News is feeling acute remorse on Trump’s behalf. But like him, they couldn’t care less about the American people who are struggling with a deadly health crisis and the economic calamity that accompanies it. On Wednesday evening, Fox’s Laura Ingraham presented a segment that demonstrated just how heartless – and dishonest – she and her network can be. As if that hasn’t been made clear a thousand times in the past year.

The segment featured graphics complaining about “Medical Tyrants Stripping Personal Freedoms,” and that the “Medical Establishment Declares War on Christmas.” You have to admire Ingraham’s ability to malign doctors as both tyrants and anti-Christmas warriors. The rant began with Ingraham blaming the entire “medical cartel” abomination on Biden, who won’t be president for another month (video below):

“While Biden outsources our freedoms to China, he’s gonna let the medical cartel eviscerate your personal liberties here at home. Now remember all those warnings about traveling during Thanksgiving and getting together with friends and family? I guess they didn’t celebrate in the Midwest and great plains because cases in those regions are plummeting. Well, of course they celebrated. These predictions often don’t come to pass.”

If you remember all the warnings about traveling during Thanksgiving, then you should be aware that such gatherings actually did contribute to the spike in COVID-19 infections. In fact, by every measure the pandemic is far worse now than at any time since it first appeared. Ingraham cherry-picked a region wherein there was some temporary decline, but she ignored the national data that refutes her preposterous contention that cases and deaths are “plummeting.” To the contrary, they are accelerating at a frightening rate.

Following her counterfactual prologue, Ingraham conducted an interview with disgraced, “herd immunity” advocate, Scott Atlas, who has no credentials in infectious diseases and whose views are so far removed from the credible medical community that he was ousted from Trump’s coronavirus task force. He told Ingraham that it was pointless to limit business and social contacts because that change in behavior doesn’t have any effect. What’s more, he claimed that “80 to 90 percent of people have been wearing masks” and it hasn’t helped.

For the record, those numbers are only for certain outdoor, public activities. For indoor activities, including holiday celebrations, mask compliance is only about 56 percent. And in any case, all the available scientific study proves that masks are effective for preventing virus transmission.

For Ingraham to be putting out these lies and disinformation while more Americans are dying than ever, is beyond irresponsible. She is an accessory to mass murder. And Fox News, who just signed her to a new, multiyear contract extension, is no less culpable. They are spreading what PolitiFact just designated as the 2020 Lie of the Year.” And they are doing it all in conjunction with Trump’s campaign to downplay the pandemic’s tragic consequences in order to absolve himself of the guilt he deserves for his negligence, incompetence, and deliberate malfeasance.

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Best Wishes to All for the Merriest Blue Xmas and a Bountiful Blue Wave New Year

Christmas is upon us once again, and families around the nation – and the world – are sharing in the warmth of the season. It’s a time to be grateful for good fortune, but also to be thoughtful and generous to those enduring more difficult circumstances. For in the end, we are all one family and we rely on one another for support and inspiration.

Donald Trump Hugs Christmas Tree

However, it cannot go unnoticed that this is the first Christmas since Donald Trump was impeached, making him the first reality TV game show host to have achieved that dishonor. And he can’t stop whining about it. It’s also the first Christmas since he declared himself The Chosen One and basked in the praise of being called the Second Coming of God by some of his worshipful cult followers. He was even hailed for having fulfilled the biblical prophecy of the gods by a Fox News “judge.” Behavior like this makes one wonder whether Trump’s dimwitted cult followers are watching the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” and thinking that the evil Mr. Potter is the hero.

Trump promised during his campaign that “If I become president, we’re all going to be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.” It’s that heartwarming 1930’s German-style totalitarianism that makes him think he can decide what we are ALL going to say. And it’s all the more meaningful coming from a greedy, lustful, gluttonous, wrath-filled, narcissist who insists that he has never had to seek God’s forgiveness because he’s never done anything wrong. And three years later, Trump is still taking credit for restoring the right to say “Merry Christmas” that no one has ever actually stopped saying. Just last week Trump told disciples at his cult rally “Let me begin by wishing you a ‘beauta-few-woodlook.'” (File that under “WTF” with “covfefe”). He went on to say that…

“Do you remember? They were trying to take Christmas out of Christmas. You remember? They didn’t want to let you say merry Christmas. … They’re all saying merry Christmas again.”

Well, do you remember? Because if you do you’re suffering from the sort of false memories that plague paranoid schizophrenics. And to be clear, nobody has ever been offended by a Christmas greeting. And nobody has ever said “happy holidays” or “seasons greetings” with an intent to offend. To the contrary, it is said out of respect for the many faiths that are held by the American people in a country where religious freedom is cherished. We are – or aspire to be – a diverse and tolerant nation.

So in the spirit of the season, News Corpse would like to continue its holiday tradition by presenting a musical gift that is truly inclusive and welcoming. This is for all of those who are not huddled around a dead tree today, buried in colorfully wrapped packages. It’s for the cynics who won’t accept the notion that the birth of an alleged savior is an excuse to exchange material goods or fruitcakes that nobody likes. It is for the forsaken and forlorn, the outcasts and rebels and nonbelievers who are puzzled by the greed and commercialism that permeates the season. And yes, it’s for those who still believe that peace and goodwill are morally superior to profit and oppression. Here is Miles Davis and Bob Dorough performing the heartwarming traditional Christmas ballad Blue Xmas:

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Donald Trump’s Fox News Inspired Holiday Eve Special: All I Want for Christmas is to Whine

These final days of the year will ordinarily find most Americans gathering together with family to enjoy the spirit of the season and give thanks for enduring love and good fortune. However, nothing that Donald Trump does ever aligns with anything ordinary. This Christmas Trump was asked by soldiers in a holiday phone call what he intended to do for the holidays. He said that he would probably just work because that’s what he likes to do. Then he went off to golf at his Palm Beach resort.

Trump Christmas Tree

There is no evidence of this being a holiday at all in Trump;’s White House. Trump hasn’t tweeted any pictures with his family, including his young son Barron. He hasn’t bought his wife a present, but says he did get her a card. There doesn’t appear to have been any dinners with his kids and grand-kids, although he did dine with Rush Limbaugh. What there is on Trump’s schedule is what he does all the rest of the year: WHINE! And there’s been plenty of that.

Trump’s Twitter feed is awash with petulant crybaby laments. For the most part he is complaining about having just been impeached. And while he is pretending that he isn’t bothered by this permanent stain on his legacy, he can’t seem to let go of it. His griping takes the form of bizarre assertions that he hasn’t been impeached at all. Or that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is crazy and incompetent. For instance…

Those tweets are quotes from Fox News Trump-fluffers, Brit Hume and Brian Kilmeade. They are not in any way representative of reality. They barely make logical sense. For example, Kilmeade is says that Democrats are showing that “they don’t care about the American public’s tone deafness.” HUH? And then Trump adds that “They want to make it as hard as possible for me to properly run our Country!” There are just two things wrong with that remark. First, it falsely presumes that he is able to properly run our country. And second it misses the real point, which is that Democrats are only trying to make it hard for him get away with treasonous crimes.

So Trump spent the day watching Fox news and whining about what a victim he is and how all these meany Democrats are persecuting him. He’s supposed to be the leader of the free world but he can’t stop sobbing about what he thinks is unfair treatment. He’s been doing this for months without a rest. And he’s too unaware to recognize that he’s the cause of all his troubles. So on and on he goes, even through the holidays. And there is no reason to expect it to end as the new year begins. Whining is all Trump knows how to do. He even once admitted that I am the most fabulous whiner.” Which may be the truest thing he ever said.

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