November 24, 2017

Trump Said ‘God’ 9 Times in Thanksgiving Address - Here's How Many Times Obama Did the Same

Kristin TateRebel Buzz Contributor

President Trump addressed the nation on Thanksgiving morning. He mentioned "God" nine times and "prayer" twice during his message. 

Trump's message also included a bold defense of his administration's policies and the U.S. military.

Check it out: 

He said,

"Today we give thanks for all of the pilgrims, pioneers, and patriots who have gone before us, and for all those warriors that have kept us safe and free."

Trump mentioned the nation's very first Thanksgiving, when pilgrims and American Indians sat together and thanked God for the harvest. He also paid homage to past presidents, like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, who pushed to make Thanksgiving a nationally-recognized holiday. 

Thanksgiving has deep religious roots. That's why many were dismayed when last year, President Barack Obama mentioned "God" only once:

Conservatives turned out in droves to vote for Trump last November, in part because he promised to stand up for the values that have defined America for generations. While leaders on the left including Obama continuously shy away from embracing Christianity or praising God, Trump has taken the opposite approach. 

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, Americans are preparing to celebrate Christmas. Trump has made it clear that he intends to stomp out the political correctness that has surrounded the holiday for the past eight years. 

During the Obama years, "Happy Holidays" was the norm and towns around the nation were cancelling beloved Christmas traditions in schools, renaming Christmas trees "holiday trees," and banning Christmas parades

But not this year. 

"We're saying Merry Christmas again," Trump recently declared

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commented 2017-11-27 18:41:49 -0500
“Paul Taylor commented 1 day ago
Obozo was a closet Muslim, and gayer than a bag of dicks. So I’m, not surpised.

Moochelle was a trans-mutant and that was proven on a number of occasions.
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… It’s funny how that sort of thing only really seems to rile up the Connies desperate for a reason to rationalize their hate for the guy. I doubt any of those things are true, but my response to finding out they were, would be a great big “meh”. It really doesn’t change my opinion of him in any way, but rather it’s a sad commentary on American society that they’d feel they had to hide it.

I’ve heard similar groups trying to claim Trump is secretly a woman, with similar burden of proof. One can only wonder why they’re this obsessed with it.

“Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt commented 1 day ago
Andrew, the push back here did work, and, no one had to burn cars, destroy property etc… Sane people don’t do that. Instead, they write letters to elected politicians; speak to business owners; stop using the PC language; shop where Christmas is called Christmas; and, effect change in a peaceful manner. "

Did it? Based on what, exactly? Trump said it, but Trump says a lot of things, and much of that is just noise that people tend to ignore.
commented 2017-11-26 19:50:03 -0500
Obama’s heart was never into mentioning God and he always did so in a sour voice; unlike his his evident delight at opening his 2009 speech at Cairo University with “Assalamualaikum…”… Enough said…
commented 2017-11-26 14:41:33 -0500
Obozo was a closet Muslim, and gayer than a bag of dicks. So I’m, not surpised.

Moochelle was a trans-mutant and that was proven on a number of occasions.
commented 2017-11-26 13:04:02 -0500
Andrew, the push back here did work, and, no one had to burn cars, destroy property etc… Sane people don’t do that. Instead, they write letters to elected politicians; speak to business owners; stop using the PC language; shop where Christmas is called Christmas; and, effect change in a peaceful manner.

You are right when you said, “the peace-goodwill-charity type messages shouldn’t be a special occasion but rather year round.” Many people do this year round, others for reasons of their own, only give this priority on special occasions. They at least do make time for it, and, I am not going to begrudge them for it.

Often, when people have “no use” for much of what makes us human and a part of a family, community etc…they find themselves asking, why is it people have not much use for me? Interesting isn’t it?!
commented 2017-11-26 11:39:33 -0500
“Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt commented 1 day ago
Andrew, you have been asleep. Approximately five years ago, there was a movement in Eastern Ontario to “Bring back Merry Christmas”. I would bet there are other regions across the country who experienced a similar sentiment.”

When I was in high school 20 years ago there was a similar “movement” inspired by the schools renaming the christmas break, in the conservative “Bible Belt” inland BC town I partly grew up in. It ultimately never went anywhere. The “resistance to change” groups are always present, but rarely consequential. The reality is that most people already have their mind made up on the matter and the counter-protesters are about as effective at convincing secularists of the merits of “Merry Christmas” as Antifa setting a car on fire is at convincing you that Trump’s a dud.

I have no affinity for Jesus, any more than any other major historical figure, have no use for rampant commercialism, and find Jingle Bells irritating. So, yes, Christmas can shove it. And, let’s be frank, the peace-goodwill-charity type messages shouldn’t be a special occasion but rather year round.
commented 2017-11-25 19:45:10 -0500
Hey Andrew….Merry Christmas!.. you trudeau loving …………! Ha..haaa… hhaaaa.ha aha ha haaaa! yeah baby…go suck your thumb in a corner…

Merry Christmas brings out the best in people…that means you are a loser…
commented 2017-11-25 00:12:43 -0500
Muffin…!! Once again you’re not making any sense at all
commented 2017-11-24 22:58:14 -0500
Love how people like Andrew want the state and any progressive BS shoved down our throats through censorship and legislation then she gets all upset and claims God is being forced on someone when a simple word is spoken.
commented 2017-11-24 22:56:41 -0500
Andrew when did he force that on anyone , or when did anyone claim that was a good thing?? Now go force little girls to see men pee.
commented 2017-11-24 22:33:50 -0500
Andrew, you have been asleep. Approximately five years ago, there was a movement in Eastern Ontario to “Bring back Merry Christmas”. I would bet there are other regions across the country who experienced a similar sentiment.
It was a challenge to find cards that acknowledged the celebration of Christmas, people were tired of politically correct greetings etc being pushed on them… Christmas trees were said to be offensive in public places…the whole thing was based on the notion, “someone might be offended” if Christmas is mentioned in any way. There was finally some push back, and guess what, the people who leftists said were “offended”, actually were not. There were interviews with Jews , Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, atheists etc…these folks said it was silly to think they would be offended by the Christmas traditions that are widely practiced. The message was clear, they too. believed political correctness has gone too far.

You have posted elsewhere that you do not participate in family gatherings; described yourself as misanthropic.
Let me explain something to you, for Christians, Easter is the most important religious time. Christmas is joyful and we celebrate the birth of Jesus; embrace the spirit of giving by helping the less fortunate; gather with family and friends with love and friendship. Gift giving/receiving is a tradition, but, it has been commercialized. Not all families fall into this trap of excessive gifts.
Your reference to winter solstice is not news, nor is pagan celebrations.
December 25th is the date to mark the birth of Jesus, and, it has stuck.

So, as you sit with your disliking for humankind, let me be the first to wish you a very Merry Christmas, may the joy of the season bring you much happiness!
commented 2017-11-24 21:05:52 -0500
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt commented 4 hours ago
Andrew, the point is lost on you. He is not forcing anyone to say Merry Christmas. He is confirming for all those folks who have used “Happy Holidays or Season’s Greeting” for the past decade as per the politically correct language edict; can now openly say this was stupid to have followed in the first place. The war on “Merry Christmas” has been cancelled. "

I doubt anybody at all is convinced by it. If you believe there’s a war on “Merry Christmas” then you almost guaranteed that before Trump, and if you’re don’t, you will probably ignore him. Look at who supports Trump vs who opposes him, and how those groups overlap with the PC crowd and the “war on Christmas” crowd. I’d bet it’s nearly 100% concordance. His entire platform was pandering to people that are convinced that they’re the victims of some “war” on “(whatever is core to their belief system this week)”.

“Peter Netterville commented 3 hours ago
Christmas has been secularized, but it is by no means a “mostly secular” holiday. It never has been a secular holiday, but the non-Christians love to make it a “mostly secular” holiday. "

It was never really a Christian one either, there is no evidence whatsoever that Jesus was born in midwinter. It’s a Pagan solstice celebration later hijacked by Christians later hijacked by capitalism if it’s anything. I argue that the modern Hallmark and Coca-Cola version is every bit as legitimate as the Christian one, given neither accurately represents the original celebration.
commented 2017-11-24 18:07:38 -0500
Christmas has been secularized, but it is by no means a “mostly secular” holiday. It never has been a secular holiday, but the non-Christians love to make it a “mostly secular” holiday.
commented 2017-11-24 17:31:42 -0500
The Canadian Charter of Rights at the outset recognizes the ‘supremacy of God and the rule of law’. How on earth does anyone declare that Christmas is ,mostly, a secular holiday unless they have bought into political correctness hook line and sinker. By the way, the definition of political correctness is the belief you can pickup a turd by the clean end.
commented 2017-11-24 17:18:04 -0500
Andrew, the point is lost on you. He is not forcing anyone to say Merry Christmas. He is confirming for all those folks who have used “Happy Holidays or Season’s Greeting” for the past decade as per the politically correct language edict; can now openly say this was stupid to have followed in the first place. The war on “Merry Christmas” has been cancelled.
commented 2017-11-24 16:47:46 -0500
I’am so ashamed of Trudope.
commented 2017-11-24 16:13:59 -0500
Keith Barnes, mentions a Halal Christmas dinner. The thought of this is very nauseating.
commented 2017-11-24 16:06:45 -0500
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
- 1st amendment

So, Trump is free to blather on all he wants, but he can’t force anybody to say “Merry Christmas”, even though it’s mostly a secular holiday.
commented 2017-11-24 15:03:51 -0500
Meanwhile, back in Canada all we can look forward to, compliments of Camel Dung Trudeau, is a Halal Christmas Dinner.
commented 2017-11-24 14:04:03 -0500
… Amazing speech.
… After only one year, Trump is shaping up to be America’s greatest president.
… As opposed to our Justin Trudeau, who is easily the worst prime minister in Canada’s history.
commented 2017-11-24 13:40:27 -0500
As I have said before, Trump ain’t perfect. That said, at least he is standing up for national values and citizens, unlike our islamic communist cabal in Ottawa intent only on power and self enrichment!