|All hail Cheeto Jesus|
In the tweet Priebus and Day seem to be purposefully trying to refer to Donald Trump, the president elect, as the "new king"... a term usually used to refer to baby Jesus given that is Christmas and all.
Here is the message...
“Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King. We hope Americans celebrating Christmas today will enjoy a day of festivities and a renewed closeness with family and friends.”
Given the way that it is worded it's not hard to understand why people who read the message came away thinking a major political party calling its Republican-elect a “king”.
This, in turn, royally pissed the Republican's very Christian base off (as well as anyone who thinks Trump already has a god complex to begin with) and the tweet bombardment of the RNC's account was off and running.
The party, realizing their little trolling expedition had gone awry, tried to spin the bizarre tweet by sending out spokesperson — and newly nominated White House press secretary — Sean Spicer to say the tweet had nothing to do with Trump...
“Christ is the King in the Christian faith"
How that answers the question is anybody's guess.
Last year’s RNC Christmas message from Priebus made no reference to a ‘King' leading us to think the use of the word in conjunction with Trump's presidential win was done on purpose.