Bachmann: Trump misses days when 'even my Jews would say Merry Christmas'

Former congresswoman quotes Republican candidate's conversation with evangelical group.

Michele Bachmann  (photo credit: REUTERS)
Michele Bachmann
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told evangelical leaders in New York recently that he longs for the days when "even my Jews would say Merry Christmas," his supporter and former Republican congresswoman Michelle Bachmann said in an interview with Christian radio broadcaster Jan Markell.
In comments brought to light by Right Wing Watch, Bachmann said in the Saturday interview that she appreciated Trump's "1950's sensibilities."
She said that Trump, who "understands religious liberty," had discussed the "War on Christmas" with the evangelical group: “He even said, ‘I don’t understand,’ he said, ‘When I was growing up everybody said Merry Christmas. Even my Jews would say Merry Christmas.’”
Bachmann, who serves as a member of Trump's Evangelical Executive Advisory Board, warned conservatives against not voting for Trump and giving Hillary Clinton the presidency.
She said that Clinton would be "pro-Islam" and bring on the "destruction" of the United States.
The former congresswoman suggested that Trump had been chosen by God to defeat Clinton.
“When it comes down to it, Trump may have been the only candidate who could actually defeat Hillary. What I kept thinking to, Jan, was the Book of Daniel, and the Book of the Daniel, the essence of the book, was that the most high God lifts up who he will and takes down who he will.”