Speaking at a campaign rally in Iowa, presidential candidate Donald Trump unloaded some more on political correctness, lamenting its crippling nature, and promised to have this country go back to saying “Merry Christmas.”
Receiving positive feedback from his supporters, Trump expounded on why he thinks support for him remains so high, citing his hardened stance against political correctness as a major factor:
I think that one of the reasons that I’m doing well is – it’s not that I want to be, hey I went to an Ivy League School, I went to the Wharton School of Finance, I can do the best with the best at the highest level. But political correctness is hurting us. It’s taking too long. It’s too long. It’s like everything has to be worded in a certain way. Nobody’s offended. It takes too long and it’s actually hurting us. It almost shows a sign of weakness.
Trump then cited the “War on Christmas” as an example of political correctness out of control:
I was in Iowa a couple of weeks ago. You look at the stores, there’s no ‘Merry Christmas’ anymore. We’re going to start saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again folks. It’s ridiculous. You go out to the stores in New York City, they don’t even have a sign up. They have the red, they paint the red, but they don’t have a sign up.