President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that “some people” wanted to change the name of Thanksgiving, telling a crowd of supporters that he wasn’t going to let that happen.
However, as many people quickly pointed out online, there doesn’t seem to be a large groundswell of support to do so.
Trump made his remarks during a rally in Florida.
“As we gather together for Thanksgiving—you know, some people want to change the name for Thanksgiving. They don’t want to use the term Thanksgiving,” the president said.
#TrumpRally – Trump on Thanksgiving🦃
"You know, some people want to change the name Thanksgiving. They don't wanna use the name Thanksgiving. And that was true also with Christmas, but now everybody's using Christmas again."
— Bad Fox Graphics (@BadFoxGraphics) November 27, 2019
He continued, bringing up the so-called “War on Christmas.”
“That was true also with Christmas, but now everybody is using Christmas again. Remember I said that? But now we’re going to have to do a little work on Thanksgiving. People have different ideas why it shouldn’t be called Thanksgiving. But everybody in this room, I know, loves the name Thanksgiving and we’re not changing it.”
While Trump only said “some people,” many people assumed he meant liberals, leading to people cracking jokes while using the hashtag #WhatLiberalsCallThanksgiving.
I must’ve missed the part where we called Thanksgiving something else. I hope trump enlightens us soon on what us liberals call it now so I can be sure to say the right thing on Thursday. #WhatLiberalsCallThanksgiving
— Jessica Renae (@JessRenae94) November 27, 2019
The day we start the war on Christmas #WhatLiberalsCallThanksgiving
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) November 27, 2019
For those of us who have to work, we call it Thursday. #WhatLiberalsCallThanksgiving
— Lisa Lee (@ldcl35) November 27, 2019
Other people used #WarOnThanksgiving to make similar jokes.
— Scott Williams (@jswilliams1962) November 27, 2019
— Ashley (@ashleyheffkais) November 27, 2019
I miss just one of our secret ultra-lib planning sessions and I'm out on this #waronthanksgiving we're supposed to be waging. Anyone got the deets?
— Alex Cox (@alex_cox) November 27, 2019
While not clear where Trump got his information from, Fox News did run a bit the day before on how liberals want a more “PC” Thanksgiving. So probably from there.
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