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Progressive news site airs Yule log-style 'Trumpster Fire' for Christmas Eve

Progressive news site NowThis aired a Facebook livestream on Tuesday of what it called a "Trumpster Fire" - a video in the style of a Yule log showing a dumpster on fire with "Trump" written on the side.

"TRUMPSTER FIRE: Whether you're celebrating Chanukah, Christmas, or impeachment, come warm yourself by the glow of this Trump dumpster fire. Share the joy with your friends and family, and Happy Holidays to all, even the haters and losers," NowThis wrote in its caption for the video.

Christmas music can be heard playing in the background as the camera focuses on the burning dumpster. The scene has been edited to include digital snow falling.

NowThis wrote that the video was from Revolution Messaging, a digital agency that works with political groups. The company first posted the video three years ago as part of a fundraiser. That video has been viewed more than 10,000 times on YouTube.

Videos of Yule logs burning in fireplaces are commonly shared during the holidays, often featuring Christmas music or other festive elements. 

As of 6 p.m. ET on Christmas Eve, the NowThis video had been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

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