If you listen to liberals, you’d think Donald Trump was Ebenezer Scrooge, trying to figure out ways to make the lives of Americans even worse. But Hank Berrien over at the DailyWire has some interesting news to combat that wildly inaccurate stereotype:

President Trump issued an executive order regarding Christmas that gives federal employees something they haven’t been given since 1935: the day before Christmas as a paid day off when Christmas falls on a Wednesday.

Here’s the official announcement of the new policy, which is sure to spread Christmas cheer, far and wide, for all to hear:

All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, the day before Christmas Day. The heads of executive departments and agencies may determine that certain offices and installations of their organizations, or parts thereof, must remain open and that certain employees must report for duty on Dec. 24, 2019, for reasons of national security, defense, or other public need.”

The last time president to do this was Franklin D. Roosevelt. Berrien also notes that Trump has taken up “Christmas” as a political battle:

Trump has taken great pride in defending the value of Christmas; as a presidential candidate in December 2015, he told Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, “You know, you go from one thing to the next to the point where it’s not politically correct to say ‘Merry Christmas’ to anybody, or you go to stores and you don’t ever see the word ‘Christmas’ anymore.”

At the Values Voter Summit in September 2015, Trump said, “The word Christmas. I love Christmas. I love Christmas. You go to stores, you don’t see the word Christmas. It says ‘Happy Holidays’ all over. I say, ‘Where’s Christmas?’ I tell my wife, ‘Don’t go to those stores. I want to see Christmas. I want to see Christmas. Other people can have their holidays but Christmas is Christmas. I want to see ‘Merry Christmas.’”

Looks like he’s winning. Thousands of people will have a better season thanks to him.

Merry Christmas to all!

Image Credit: The White House on Flickr

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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