Trump warns Biden will cancel Christmas with strict lockdown if he wins, Internet says 'you already canceled'
'Trump failed to address the pandemic, so in addition to over 200k dead Americans, no one is getting to spend Thanksgiving or the holidays with their families'
President Donald Trump has warned that Joe Biden will cancel Christmas by imposing stringent Covid-19 lockdowns and turning cities into "ghost towns" if he wins the race to the White House next month. Meanwhile, Trump boasted that he "brought back Christmas" after it was close to being "canceled" by "politically correct" censors, The Sun reported. The president launched his "war on Christmas" attack just 16 days away from the election, with Biden leading in the majority of national polls ahead of November 3. "Under the Biden lockdown, the lights of Reno and Las Vegas were extinguished," Trump said during a rally in Carson City, Nevada. "If he comes in, Carson City will become a ghost town. And the Christmas season will be canceled."
Trump also said he saved Christmas from being canceled by those who thought the holiday was not "politically correct." "Look, remember I said we’re going to bring back Christmas? The name. Remember? We brought it back. Remember?" he said. "I used to go around saying, 'we will bring…' because I saw these big department stores. They thought it was politically correct. So they’d say, 'Have a great season.' I say, 'No, I don’t want to have a great season. I want to say Merry Christmas. Say Merry Christmas."
"Now, they’re all saying Merry Christmas," he boasted. The President's warning came as a disease expert claimed the coming months were going to be the "darkest of the entire pandemic" for the US. Speaking with Chuck Todd of NBC's Meet the Press, epidemiologist Michael Osterholm said he wasn't as optimistic about the virus as the Trump administration, especially after the president urged his fans not be be "afraid" of the contagion. Almost 220,000 fatalities and over 8 million cases have been reported in the US.
"We're not telling the full story. We do have vaccines and therapeutics coming down the pike, but when you look at the time period for that, the next six to 12 weeks are going to be the darkest of the pandemic," Osterholm said. "Vaccines will not become available in any meaningful way until early to [the] third quarter of next year."
According to him, Americans do not have a "lead" voice to guide them and "people do not know what to believe". "Why are we telling people if you really love your family you won't go home for Thanksgiving or Christmas? We don't have that storytelling right now," Osterholm continued. "This is our Covid year. Let's accept it. Think through this and do them the greatest gift of all. And that is distance yourself this year and don't expose them."
Many Twitter users lashed out at the president's attacks on his Democratic challenger, with some pointing at First Lady Melania Trump's Christmas decoration outburst in recently-leaked tapes. "Some of the people who went to Trump's rally today won't see Christmas this year. Do you think Trump cares how many of them die?" one wrote. "Yester at his Nevada rally, Trump said that Biden's going to cancel Christmas! He's just upset because he won't get any presents in jail..." another quipped.
"Trump already canceled my family's Christmas season since we'd like the grandparents to live to see another," a third added. "'Who gives a fuck about the Christmas stuff and decorations? But I need to do it, right?' — Melania Trump," a fourth wrote. "Trump failed to address the pandemic, so in addition to over 200k dead Americans, no one is getting to spend Thanksgiving or the holidays with their families. Trump canceled Christmas," another chimed in.
Some of the people who went to Trump's rally today won't see Christmas this year. Do you think Trump cares how many of them die?— Bill Maxwell 😷 #NeverTrump (@Bill_Maxwell_) October 19, 2020
Yester at his Nevada rally, tRump said that Biden's going to cancel Christmas! He's just upset because he won't get any presents in jail....— Amy Lynn🧟♀️🎃🌊 (@AmyAThatcher) October 19, 2020
Trump already cancelled my family's Christmas season since we'd like the grandparents to live to see another https://t.co/pfOZBNMzdj— Patrick Dillon (@mpdillon) October 19, 2020
“Who gives a fuck about the Christmas stuff and decorations? But I need to do it, right?”— Seth Cotlar (@SethCotlar) October 19, 2020
—Melania Trump https://t.co/xExiyfJd4h
Trump failed to address the pandemic, so in addition to over 200k dead Americans, no one is getting to spend Thanksgiving or the holidays with their families.— Robyn Greene (@Robyn_Greene) October 19, 2020
Trump cancelled Christmas. https://t.co/KVDcTcFqlY