Melania Trump Defends White House’s Blood Red Christmas Trees As ‘Fantastic’
By Izza Sofia, 29 Nov 2018
First Lady Melania Trump has defended this year’s White House Christmas decorations.
On Twitter, FLOTUS unveiled the festive aesthetic that comes in a deep red color palette, including dramatic blood red Christmas trees that now fill the hallways of the White House. Twitter users criticized the The Handmaid’s Tale-like decorations, adding that they resembled something from The Shining.
During a town hall event at Liberty University in Virginia, Trump responded to the criticism on her crimson topiary trees placed on the East colonnade of the White House.
“We are in the 21st century and everybody has a different taste. I think they look fantastic. I hope everybody will come over and visit it. In real life, they look even more beautiful,” the First Lady commented.
The décor follows the theme ‘American Treasures’, meant to celebrate the spirit of patriotism and honor the unique heritage of America.
The color red also graces the 14,000 ornaments that accessorize the Christmas trees located between the Grand Foyer and the Cross Hall.
According to the White House, “The choice of red is an extension of the pales, or stripes, found in the presidential seal designed by our Founding Fathers. It’s a symbol of valor and bravery.”
First lady Melania Trump responds to critiques of her red Christmas trees: "We are in 21st century and everybody has a different taste. I think they look fantastic. I hope everyone will come over and visit it. In real life they look even more beautiful" https://t.co/BXFiQF87NN pic.twitter.com/rLvmYIDwhZ— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 28, 2018
Someone did this to Melania Trump’s creepy Christmas trees, and it’s all I’ve ever wanted today. pic.twitter.com/MwigcZxswR— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) November 26, 2018
Kids are really responding to Melania's "blood trees" pic.twitter.com/mDvHjRJq2y— markchildress (@markchildress) November 26, 2018
[via Today, opening image via Melania Trump]
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