Not only does Trump say “Merry Christmas,” but the Christmas story is similar to the story of his election.
The RNC got the Christmas story wrong.
Their Christmas letter claimed that the wise men were present at Jesus’ birth. They also claimed there were three wise men when Matthew’s Gospel doesn’t give a number.
But that is not what triggered Liberals. They objected to the Christmas story itself. According to The Hill,
A Christmas statement released Sunday by the Republican National Committee (RNC) drew outrage among opponents on Twitter who objected to talk of a “new King.”
“Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind,” RNC chairman Reince Priebus and co-chair Sharon Day said in the statement.
“Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King. We hope Americans celebrating Christmas today will enjoy a day of festivities and a renewed closeness with family and friends.”
Some Democrats are so ignorant that the reportedly thought the mention of “a new King” was a reference to Donald Trump.
RNC spokesman and incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer called it a non-story, telling CNN “Christ is the King in the Christian faith.”
He added in a tweet responding to a journalist who wrote about the statement, “Christ is the King. He was born today so we could be saved. It’s sad & disappointing you are politicizing such a holy day.”
The RNC’s statement also called on Americans to remember those who are less fortunate and to be mindful of the men and women in uniform unable to be with their loved ones for the holidays.
In the four gospels, we have two portrayals of the Christmas story. In Luke’s Gospel we have the announcement of a new king, the birth of Jesus, portrayed as good news for the poor (the shepherds). In Matthew’s Gospel the wise men arrive in Jerusalem later. They have seen a new star representing the coming of a new king. Thus, Herod hears the news. He doesn’t like it. He sends the wise men to Bethlehem to find Jesus in the secret hope of killing him. When that plan fails, he sends soldiers to kill all the babies and toddlers in Bethlehem.
As Raw Story demonstrates, the Democrats are on the side of Herod. They can’t stand the news of the birth of a king.
— John Weaver (@JWGOP) December 25, 2016
"New King" message is proof GOP can't even get Christmas right. @Reince needs to read what the revolution was fought against to form USA.
— Jay Lawrence (@JayLawrenceJay) December 25, 2016
Yes, Democrats think the Christmas story is un-American.
“Christ” is not Jesus’ last name. It denotes the promise of a new king of creation. It is a royal title. At its simplest, Jesus Christ simply means King Jesus.
The difference in how the shepherds responded to the news of the King and how Herod reacted is similar to the difference in how Americans react to the news of who won the election.
The RNC was simply reiterating the Christmas story. And the Democrats hate that story.