On Thursday night, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump told a large crowd gathered in Washington, D.C., for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree that the biblical story of the birth of Jesus Christ is the true meaning of the holiday season.
Trump also drew a connection between the occasion and the story of the nativity of Jesus as told in the gospels of Matthew and Luke that has been enshrined in the Christmas tradition
"More than two thousand years ago, a brilliant star shown in the east," he said. "Wise men traveled far and they came and they stood under the star where they found the Holy Family, in Bethlehem," Trump added, referring to the St. Matthew's account of Jesus' birth.
"As the Bible tells us, when the wise men had come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshipped Him," the president continued. "Christians give ...