Donald Trump claims that he is the reason why American's say the phrase "Merry Christmas" as conservatives continue to the promote the idea of the alleged "War on Christmas." In an attempt to double down on this theory, Trump's "spiritual adviser" took time to praise the commander in chief during an interview on Fox News.

Xmas and Trump

When Donald Trump decided to run for president over two and a half years ago, he did so by lining up several talking points that would appeal to his core base of supporters. While immigration reform, tax cuts, and repealing Obamacare were at the top of the list, ending the "War on Christmas" always came up during the the holidays.

With Christmas arriving for the first time since the election, Trump made sure to send out several tweets on the issue, including one where he took credit for stopping the "assault" on the term Merry Christmas. During a December 25 interview on Fox News, Trump's spiritual adviser Paula White discussed the president's handling of Christmas and his faith.

Joining the hosts of "Fox & Friends" on Christmas, Paula White spoke highly of Donald Trump. "Isn't it nice to say 'Merry Christmas' and to put Jesus Christ back on the White House lawn?" White said.

"He's a man of faith. He's a believer," she said, before adding, "I've known him for over 17 years."

"Trump just hasn't put Christ back in Christmas, but he's also put prayer back into the White House, he's put justice and religious freedom back into our courts," Paula White went on to say, before referring to Donald Trump as a "promise keeper." "His faith is such an important part of his life.

It guides him, it leads him," she concluded.

Instant mockery

Not long after the interview of Paula White was posted to the offical Fox News Twitter feed, critics of the president made sure to hit back. "Unfortunately, the world is covered in the kind of rocks these people live under," one tweet read.

"Too laughable for words.

Did we miss Trump going to church and praising Jesus? Such hypocrisy. Paula White is obviously one of those false prophets the bible talks about," an additional tweet noted. "What a load of cr*p. Christ never left Christmas. This country’s constitution still guarantees freedom of religion. And the only people whose religious freedom has been threatened is those who don’t worship like these would-be theocrats!" another Twitter user stated.

"He doesn't even belong to a church, and if you think he has any religion in him at all, you are a fool. But Merry Christmas to all," yet another tweet read. The negative reaction continued as Donald Trump still hasn't convinced many that he is a man of faith.