Trump gives Melania the honor to light National Christmas Tree in DC

Trump gives Melania the honor to light National Christmas Tree in DC

Despite all the internet buzz and criticism, First Lady Melania Trump says she stands by her White House Christmas decorations.

Melania Trump unveiled this year's White House Christmas decorations on Monday, noting that the theme is "American Treasures" and that it highlights "the spirit of patriotism".

While the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony officially kicked off the nation's holiday season, the White House has already begun celebrating.

First lady Melania Trump was invited to Liberty University in Virginia to discuss the opioid crisis, social media, and life with the president.

This year's display also features 72 handmade ornaments representing six regions across America in the East Room, 40 topiary trees in the East Colonnade that some have said resemble Gilead from The Handmaid's Tale, as well as 29 trees adorned with more than 14,000 red ornaments in the Grand Foyer. "I am here to shine the light and to talk about it, and I hope we could end this bad epidemic that is going on in the United States", she said.

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It's not the first time Stephen King's horror hotel movie has been mentioned in connection with the first lady's holiday tastes. Strongly resembling this year's red tree motif, last year's featured an array of white trees.

However, given that White House tours need to be requested a minimum of 21 days in advance, it's possible Melania was being a little too optimistic.

Her statement can be heard in a video obtained by Reuters and recorded during her appearance as part of her anti-opioid addiction and cyberbullying initiative Be Best initiative. "Thank you to the many volunteers and staff who worked hard to decorate the halls of the People's House in Christmas cheer".

Watch Ainsley Earhardt's full interview with the first lady on 'Fox & Friends'.




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