President Obama speaks after lighting of the National Christmas tree Thursday in Washington. This year is the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
President Obama struck an overtly religious tone during Thursday night’s lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, as he had in previous tree-lightings:
The president made similar comments during previous tree lighting ceremonies –calling attention to Christmas’s meaning for Christians and drawing lessons from the holiday for people of all faiths.
Obama’s 2011 speech: