One side note that Donald Trump was happy to talk about during the election was his promise to put an end to the so-called "War on Christmas." After attending the 95th annual National Christmas tree Lighting and giving a speech to a small crowd, the president decided to say a few words on Twitter, but didn't get the best response

Trump on Christmas

For years during the holiday season, conservatives and the right-wing media have brought up the alleged "War on Christmas," which they believe is an attempt by liberals to minimize the holiday by broadening the season to include other holidays, such as Hanukkah, New Years, and Kwanaza.

During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump vowed that he would make sure to say "Merry Christmas" at the White House, accusing then President Barack Obama for dropping the phrase in favor of the more inclusive "Happy Holidays." While Obama did use the term "Happy Holidays" on occasion, he often repeated "Merry Christmas" on a routine basis as the holiday came near. Fast forward to present day and the former host of "The Apprentice" was happy to attend the lighting of a Christmas tree in Washington, D.C. before adding his thoughts during a pair of tweets on November 30.

After attending the lighting of the National Christmas Tree on Thursday night, Donald Trump took to Twitter to repeat similar sediments.

"Today is a day that I’ve been looking very much forward to ALL YEAR LONG. It is one that you have heard me speak about many times before," Trump said, and later tweeted. "It is my tremendous honor to finally wish America and the world, a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!" he added.

Not stopping there, Donald Trump went on to praise the religious aspect of Christmas.

"Whatever our beliefs, we know that the birth of Jesus Christ and the story of his life," he said. In response, journalists and social media couldn't help but point out the low turn out to watch the president speak.

Social media reaction

After Donald Trump gloated about saying "Merry Christmas," those who oppose the president wasted no time making their thoughts loud and clear.

"Merry Christmas empty seats!!!" one tweet read, in reference to the small crowd there to watch Trump speak at the tree lighting.

"The Grinch had a better showing in Whoville," another tweet stated. "The majority of Americans know you don't give a cr*p...stop. Looks like the biggest tree lighting crowd ever," one Twitter user wrote with humor.

"Perhaps you'll get a Lego set so you can build your wall," yet another tweet added.

"Annnnnnnd the tax bill is falling apart. Just like your presidency," an additional post read. The humorous backlash to Donald Trump's Christmas posts continued as the opposition to his presidency proved to be alive and well.