Eric Trump incorrectly claims National Christmas tree was renamed 'holiday tree'
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Eric Trump said one of the reasons his father decided to run for president was because the White House renamed its Christmas tree to "holiday tree."

But the tree, which grows in the grassy park south of the White House and is decorated with lights every winter, is still called the National Christmas Tree.


“He opens up the paper each morning and sees our nation’s leaders giving a hundred billion dollars to Iran, or he opens the paper and some new school district has just eliminated the ability for its students to say the Pledge of Allegiance, or some fire department in some town is ordered by the mayor to no longer fly the American flag on the back of a fire truck,” Eric Trump told James Robison in an interview, first reported by BuzzFeed.

“Or he sees the tree on the White House lawn has been renamed ‘Holiday tree’ instead of ‘Christmas tree,’ ” Trump continued. “I could go on and on for hours. Those are the very things that made my father run, and those are the very things he cares about.”

As noted by BuzzFeed, chain emails have circulated during President Obama's tenure that falsely claim the tree would be referred to as a holiday tree.

Updated at 1:05 p.m.