During his speech at Thursday’s National Day of Prayer festivities, President Trump took an opportunity to remind Americans that people are saying “Merry Christmas” again, thanks to him.
But this time, he added to his accomplishments that people are saying “one nation under God” more often as well.
Prayer “unites us all as one nation under God. So important,” he said. (“So important” being a common Trump tic to indicate he is encountering his own words for the first time and finds them important.) Then came the riff about “one nation under God”:
And we say it here, ya know? Lot of people, they don’t say it. But, you know what, they’re starting to say it more, just like we’re starting to say ‘Merry Christmas’ when that day comes around. You notice the big difference between now and two or three years ago, it was, all, it was going in the other direction rapidly, right? Now it’s [thrusting his hand vertically in the air] straight up.
There is no statistical data available to prove one way or the other that Americans were less inclined to utter these phrases two or three years ago, but that surely doesn’t stop the president from taking credit for the fact that people say both phrases today.