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Is this why Trump hasn’t released an official Christmas card for 2018?

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The world hasn’t forgotten what happened last Christmas.

Apart from showing off their Christmas decorations at the White House, President Donald Trump and Melania have not yet released their official festive portrait for 2018. And, while there is still plenty of time for this to happen, we can’t help but wonder if this reticence has something to do with… well, with what happened last year.

For those who don’t remember what they had for breakfast, let alone what happened to the POTUS in December 2017, let us jog your memory for you. Following a controversial first year in office, to say the least (in 2017, Trump reinstated a global gag order that bans US-funded groups from even discussing abortions, enforced a sexist dress code upon his female staff, made countless on-record misogynistic remarks, fought to defund Planned Parenthood, used the terrorist attacks in London as a reason to plug his proposal for a travel ban halting refugees from entering the USA, refused to comment on gun control laws, and posted a vile, derogatory and sexist tweet about Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand), Trump seemingly had been hoping that all of that Christmas spirit lingering in the air would change the public’s opinions of him. With this in mind, US citizens were urged to visit GOP.com. Once there, they were prompted to “wish President Trump, First Lady Melania, and the rest of the First Family a Merry Christmas!

“Sign the card and leave your personal note.”

It’s certainly a twist on the usual tradition, isn’t it? For years, we’ve all been sending out Christmas cards like absolute chumps, when we should have, in fact, been demanding Christmas cards from everyone else (like absolute trumps).

Of course, some Trump supporters took this in the spirit it was intended, with one writing: “Merry Christmas, sir, and god bless America.”

Others thanked the president for what they referred to as “all of his hard work” – and admitted that they were looking forward to what 2018 would look like with him in the White House.

Some, though, decided to take a different approach: instead of writing a simple “Merry Christmas” in the box provided, they took the opportunity to air their feelings about the POTUS.

And it certainly made for interesting reading.

Check it out:

Ahem.

As mentioned, we await Trump’s official Christmas card for 2018 with bated breath. This time, though, we doubt he will give all of the “nasty” people of the world a chance to send him their not-so-festive messages… maybe he’ll stick to a more traditional ‘Happy Holidays’, eh?

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Kayleigh Dray is editor of Stylist.co.uk, where she chases after rogue apostrophes and specialises in films, comic books, feminism and television. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends. 

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