Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Melania Trump Stands By Her White House Christmas Decorations

Threat of rain prompts schedule changes for Christmas parades Threat of rain prompts schedule changes for Christmas parades
Gerardo Duncan | 30 November, 2018, 05:11

President Donald Trump and his wife Melania have lit the National Christmas Tree in the park behind the White House.

After welcoming the 2018 White House Christmas tree - a 19-foot tall tree hailing from Mountain Top Fraser Fir farm in Newland, North Carolina - earlier this month, First Lady Melania Trump unveiled the White House's Christmas decor on Monday, Nov. 26.

She wanted to give them "center stage with more than 14,000 red ornaments hanging from 29 trees". "The choice of red is an extension of the pales, or stripes, found in the presidential seal designed by our Founding Fathers".

The trees sparked a storm of online parodies, including references to the horror film The Shining and the dystopian classic The Handmaid's Tale.

Vogue said that "FLOTUS has chosen a theme more inspired by hell than a holly, jolly Christmas".

The event featured a number of live performers, including the Dominican Sisters of Mary and Anthony Kearns of The Irish Tenors, and the 56 schools from across the country helped decorate the 56 smaller trees that surround the National Christmas Tree as part of the America Celebrates display.

I stand with Melania Trump against Christmas bullies!

After her remarks, Mrs. Trump was interviewed by CRTV Host Eric Bolling. "If even one of you leaves here today, and talks to a friend or family member about the potential to end this crisis, then we all succeeded".

The First Lady herself shrugged off the jokes yesterday, saying that tastes differ.

"The red Christmas trees in the White House", Bolling said, earning a laugh from Melania Trump. "... I'm here to remind you that some of those decisions, though they seem minor at the time, could negatively impact you for the rest of your lives".

"We are in the 21st century and everybody has a different taste", the first lady said during a panel at Liberty University. In real life, they look even more lovely.

She will later take questions from the town hall audience of Liberty University students, her spokesperson Stephanie Grisham told CNN.

She added: "I hope everybody will come over and visit it. Thank you to the many volunteers and staff who worked hard to decorate the halls of the People's House in Christmas cheer".

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