Trump: 'I say humankind' not 'mankind' because 'they want me to be politically correct'

President Trump on Tuesday revealed why he says “humankind” instead of “mankind.”

He told those gathered for the National Federation of Independent Businesses 75th Anniversary Celebration, “I don’t say ‘mankind’ anymore, I say ’humankind’…I don’t know. They want me to be politically correct.”

Trump has at times been a critic of political correctness.

One notable example is his very vocal objection to using the inclusive phrase, “Happy Holidays,” instead of the Christian-focused greeting, “Merry Christmas.”

The issue is one he often mentioned during his campaign, promising to end the alleged “War on Christmas.”

In December of 2017, he declared that the battle had been won.

“People are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again. I am proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase,” Trump wrote in a tweet.