The hosts of “The View” on Wednesday mocked Meghan McCain for insisting that there really was a “War on Christmas” that President Donald Trump was supposedly “brilliant” to exploit.
The controversy started after the show played a clip of Trump talking about how people were afraid to say “Merry Christmas” before he was elected as president.
Host Whoopi Goldberg admitted that she generally says “Happy Holidays” to people in December, largely because she can’t be sure of whether the people she’s greeting are Christians or not.
McCain took this admission as proof that there actually is a “War on Christmas” because Goldberg believed that she was being more “inclusive” by saying, “Happy Holidays.”
“Just the mention of saying it’s more inclusive to say ‘Happy Holidays,’ I don’t think I’m not inclusive,” she said. “I’m a Christian, I say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ And U would like to wish everyone ‘Merry Christmas’ to everyone, and no one’s been offended, at least to my face.”
McCain’s admission that no one has actually ever berated her for wishing them “Merry Christmas” led her other hosts to point out that there is no real “War on Christmas.”
McCain, however, was not dissuaded.
“I think the ‘War on Christmas’ is a real thing in our culture because we’re having a debate about it right now at this table!” she said.
“It’s a B.S. debate!” Goldberg shot back.
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Trump accuses Twitter of ‘censoring’ him in bizarre rant on Fox Business
President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Twitter of "censoring" him in an angry rant on Fox Business.
During an interview with Fox Business's Maria Bartiromo, the president said that Twitter was intentionally lowering his follower count, which he claimed made it "harder for me to get out the message."
Even though Trump currently has more than 61 million people following him on Twitter, he claimed that he should have much more and said that Twitter executives were to blame.
"These people are all Democrats, it's totally biased towards Democrats," the president fumed. "If I announced tomorrow that I was a liberal Democrat i would pick up 5,000 followers!"
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In October 2018, The New York Times published a landmark story on how President Donald Trump and his siblings committed large-scale tax fraud in the 1990s to maximize their inheritance.
Even for a story about Trump, who is seemingly invulnerable to financial scandal, it was hugely consequential — among other things, it led to Trump's sister resigning as a federal judge — and the reporters won a Pulitzer Prize for their efforts.
Iran unbowed by US ‘insults’, says supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that his country remains unbowed by pressure exerted by the United States and its "insults" against the Islamic republic.
"The Iranian nation seeks dignity, independence and progress; that's why pressures by cruel enemies do not affect Iranians," Khamenei said in a speech to a crowd in Tehran.
"The graceful Iranian nation has been accused and insulted by the world's most vicious regime, the US, which is a source of wars, conflicts and plunder," he said, quoted by his office.
"The Iranian nation won't give up over such insults," said Khamenei.