President Donald Trump is receiving praise for sharing the Christmas story at the National Christmas Tree Lighting and Pageant of Peace ceremony at the White House on Thursday where he proclaimed that everyone is a “child of God.”
The event marks the Trump family’s first Christmas at the White House and as he promised during his presidential campaign, he did not shy away from wishing everyone a “Merry Christmas.” Furthermore, the 45th president of the United States also spoke about the nativity.
“The Christmas Story begins 2,000 years ago with a mother, a father, their baby Son, and the most extraordinary Gift of all — the Gift of God’s Love for all of humanity.
“Whatever our beliefs, we know that the Birth of Jesus Christ and the story of this incredible life forever changed the course of human history.
“Each and every year at Christmas time we recognize that the real spirit of Christmas is not what we have, it’s about who we are, each one of us is a child of God. That is a true source of joy this time of year. That is what makes every Christmas merry.
“Now as the president of the United States it’s my tremendous honor to finally wish America and the world a very Merry Christmas.”
His speech, met with cheers from the crowd, also received accolades from people who watched the ceremony on social media. After just a few hours on Facebook, the video was viewed more than 3 million times and garnered hundreds of thousands of likes and hearts.
SOURCE: Jeannie Law