While speaking in Carson City, Nevada, on Sunday, Trump seemed to blame the coronavirus lockdowns earlier this year on Biden.
“Under the Biden lockdown, the lights of Reno and Las Vegas were extinguished,” he said.
Yet Trump was president during the lockdowns this year. Biden was a private citizen with no government role at all.
Trump then claimed Biden would cancel the upcoming Christmas season if elected.
"The Christmas season will be canceled" -- Trump says Biden will cancel Christmas pic.twitter.com/RexB4CCc3L
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 19, 2020
“If he comes in, Carson City will become a ghost town and the Christmas season will be canceled,” Trump said.
Biden would not take office until Jan. 20 ― well after the Christmas season ― should he win the election. The former vice president is also a practicing Catholic who celebrates the holiday.
There is, however, one person who might not mind canceling Christmas: first lady Melania Trump, who was caught on audio trashing the holiday.
“I’m working my ass off on the Christmas stuff, that you know, who gives a fuck about the Christmas stuff and decoration?” Melania Trump said in recording released by former friend and aide Stephanie Winston Wolkoff. “But I need to do it, right?”
In the past, Trump has made random shout-outs to Christmas in just about every season, including summer, often claiming he brought the holiday back along with the phrase “Merry Christmas.” Neither the holiday nor the phrase had ever fallen out of favor.
Trump’s latest out-of-season Christmas reference drew quite the reaction on Twitter:
The people cheering Trump taking credit for people saying Merry Christmas will believe anything. https://t.co/E8dxwZs7Lj
— Schooley (@Rschooley) October 19, 2020
-I staffed @joebiden for nearly a decade. Every year, he threw a Christmas party for staff.
-He alternated the site between his home in Wilmington & his DC office. To show that staff based in the Capital were no more highly-valued than those in Delaware. https://t.co/UZLkjF41Ez
— Jonah Blank (@JonahBlank) October 19, 2020
As a reminder, we recently learned that Melania Trump also wanted to cancel the Christmas season.
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) October 19, 2020
Christmas is basically canceled due to your awful covid response. https://t.co/1QlCXE9T4m
— Aaron (@TheSarcasmShow) October 19, 2020
“Who gives a fuck about the Christmas stuff and decorations? But I need to do it, right?”
—Melania Trump https://t.co/xExiyfJd4h
— Seth Cotlar (@SethCotlar) October 19, 2020
Trump says Biden is going to cancel Christmas which at least should get Biden a vote from Melania, since we all know how much she hates that "fucking Christmas stuff"
— Abraham Lincoln (@SurrealALincoln) October 19, 2020
At least Melania won’t have to put up those fucking Christmas decorations https://t.co/j0jW1IS0Za
— Ed Solomon (@ed_solomon) October 19, 2020
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