Though the White House’s Christmas festivities are traditionally a no-politics zone, first lady Melania Trump caught some surprising heat after the unveiling ceremony of this year’s holiday celebrations, with critics trolling everything from the extensive décor to her outfit.
Project Republic previously reported on the White House decorations and showed a video Melania posted. See: Watch: Christmas is Back! First Lady Melania Promotes Christmas at the White House. Highly recommend you check out that beautiful display if you haven’t and then come back here.
Revealing the presidential mansion’s holiday furnishings on Nov. 27, the first lady decked out the White House in a classic yuletide theme dubbed “Time-Honored Traditions,” which included a bevy of twinkling Christmas trees, a live ballet performance from “The Nutcracker” and a 300-pound gingerbread replica of the White House.
Nevertheless, critics were quick to call out the furnishings and were particularly spooked by the all-white, tree-lined hallway, likening the scene to flicks like “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “The Blair Witch Project” and “The Shining.” One critic juxtaposed a photo of Trump in her white dress to a scene featuring Jadis the White Witch from the “Chronicles of Narnia” franchise.
I photoshopped Jack Skellington into Melania's Christmas decor and honestly I like it now. pic.twitter.com/hqx1QYBGhI
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) November 27, 2017
When you see the White House Christmas decorations and think it’d make a great BLAIR WITCH poster pic.twitter.com/SCc8zSB1x9
— Hollywood Palms (@HollywoodPalms) November 28, 2017
— Joe Hospodor (@joehospodor) November 27, 2017
— Mortons East (@MortonsEast) November 28, 2017
FLOTUS also caught some flak for spending time in the bedazzled East Room with kids from Joint Base Andrews, and especially one moment when a student stated that Melania Trump “seriously looks like an angel” in her white Dior frock.
Some detractors on Twitter felt that the moment was totally staged, featuring predominantly black children. Others defended the first lady, noting that many areas surrounding D.C. are home to predominantly African-American communities.
This is gross. What an exploitation of these children.
— Stacey C (@StaceyCKs1) November 27, 2017
Eddie, did you see the garden planting a month or so ago ? It was a class of all ethnicities, there was lots of smiles and hugging as well..seriously can't we just take it at face value? Don't you see genuineness?
Merry Christmas Sir
— deplorableluckyjones (@luckyjonesss) November 28, 2017
Donald Trump is afraid of anyone or anything he is not familiar with. People of color or of different ethnicities scare him. He is afraid of their power.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) November 28, 2017
Michelle was the better FLOTUS still.😉 pic.twitter.com/SPpZWXU8C6
— Dominique Devereaux (@DDevareaux) November 28, 2017
Take my word for it, these are PG compared to ones that are out there. We aren’t going to post all the racist and, and horrible things the Left said. But you get the picture.
Regardless of the comments, celebrations for the Trump family’s first Christmas in the White House have officially commenced. More than 25,000 visitors are expected to tour the White House through the holiday season. Decorations took 150 volunteers over 1,600 hours to put together, including the 71 wreaths, 53 Christmas trees and more than 18,000 lights.
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