The Washington Post: Working-class champion Donald Trump is now selling a $149 gold-finished Christmas ornament
That is a $149 “Make America Great Again” hat, made of brass and finished with 14-karat gold
That is two days of the annual household income in Elliott County, Ky., one of the counties that Trump flipped from blue to red after 30 years, thanks to its large population of working-class white voters. It is half a workweek at the federal minimum wage, which Trump has alternately wanted to scrap and raise.
Trump was not shy about leveraging the power of the “war on Christmas” narrative to his advantage. On the campaign trail, he repeatedly insisted that, if elected, everyone would be saying “Merry Christmas” again, instead of the “politically correct” “happy holidays.” Hence the inclusion in this email of the line, “President-elect Trump loves Christmas and makes a point of proudly saying ‘Merry Christmas’ every chance he gets.” Sure, it’s out of place in July, but he can’t help it.