President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are bringing Christ back to Christmas. Melania Trump has been posting on Twitter about preparations for Christmas at the White House.
She and her 11-year-old son Barron received the traditional Christmas tree for the White House. The massive Wisconsin balsam fir tree was puled up to the White House by Clydesdales and top hat-wearing horsemen as the Marine band played Christmas music.
There’s not a lot of commonality between the former Obama administration and the Trump-led White House, but there is one Christmas tradition First Lady Melania Trump plans to continue.
This year, in the East Wing of the White House, Trump plans to honor service members and their families with a Gold Star Family Tree, decorated with patriotic ribbons and gold stars.
First lady Melania Trump, son Barron welcomed the White House Christmas tree today, a 19.5 ft Balsam fir grown in Endeavor, Wisconsin. pic.twitter.com/Ql8Uz8VkBD
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) November 20, 2017
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 21, 2017
And now the decorations are up, and she’s posted a video of how beautifully everything turned out.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 27, 2017
Among the decorations is a beautiful nativity scene featured in the video.
It’s also customary for a giant gingerbread version of the White House to be created and displayed. This year’s version seems to make an appearance in the First Lady’s promotional video. It is largely white with red wreaths in the windows. Later in the video, the actual White House is shown to have very similar decorations.
Trump’s first official Christmas card hasn’t been released yet. The Obamas’ Christmas cards over the years referred to the “holidays.”
The Christmas tree and decorations more focused on the holiday is a big change from the first Christmas with the Obamas in the White House.
The Obamas had some very un-Christmas like things on the tree, including an ornament featuring Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong who killed millions of people.
From Fox News:
Mao Zedong is in the White House, hanging out with a drag queen. Not far away, Barack Obama is making a play to have his head etched in stone.
Critics of President Obama are setting their sights this week on the official White House Christmas tree, which features controversial ornaments including an orb depicting the late Chinese dictator, another that shows drag queen Hedda Lettuce, and yet another that shows a picture of Mount Rushmore — with Obama’s head pasted to the side of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelts.
God rest ye, merry gentlemen.
It was too much even for someone from Gawker.
Added Azaria Jagger, a blogger at the news and gossip site “Gawker”:
“[D]oes it really make sense to put a tyrannical communist leader’s visage on the American president’s Christmas tree? On the other hand, an ornament that shellacks [Obama’s] face onto Mount Rushmore is just tacky. It’s in the guy’s living room, for crying out loud.”
One might not believe it, but it’s true.
Here’s the Mao ornament.
Mao ornaments on WH Christmas tree during Obama admin pic.twitter.com/N3mXmMiykp
— Weeki1 (@weeki1) November 25, 2017
And what’s more Obama-like than to have a picture of Obama as part of Mount Rushmore on the Christmas tree?
Trump may have a pretty big ego, but just guessing he doesn’t have his face on a Mount Rushmore ornament on his tree this year.
From the look of the video, it looks like the Trump White House Christmas tree has traditional-gasp-Christmas ornaments. In fact, that’s even the theme, ‘Time-Honored Traditions.’
No Mao ornaments.
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