"In this holy season
we thank God for his infinite love
and we pray that the light of his glory
will forever shine on this magnificent land."
~ President Trump
Christmas 2020 was bittersweet for the Trump family as well as for Patriots nationwide, nay, worldwide. It was, and still is, unthinkable that the overwhelming winner of the 2020 election would be celebrating his final Trump Family Christmas in the White House.
But Christmas must go on to honor, not only the Birth of our Savior, but also the People's House and America by making her as beautiful as possible for Christmas.
It's not rocket science. He whistle-stops. In 2016 aboard his private jet. In 2020, via Air Force One.
Whistle-stopping is as old as the hills. Historians trace it back to the campaign-by-train of William Henry Harrison in 1836. But my favorite whistle-stopper was a Democratic president whom I greatly admire, Harry S. Truman.
In 1948, Harry Truman, wife Bess and daughter Margaret traveled 31,000 miles and delivered 356 speeches from the caboose of their train, the Ferdinand Magellan.
As always, Hollywood director Frank Capra explained whistle-stopping best in his 1941 movie, Meet John Doe. In the movie, actor Gary Cooper (as John Doe) takes to the rails like Trump (by private jet!) to bring a message of hope to America. As Cooper travels from one rally to another, he ponders on why people come to see him speak?