The White House is decorated for Christmas. The revelation comes weeks after the first lady made derogatory comments about her responsibilities to decorate the holiday.
In a post shared on her Twitter account on Monday, Trump took a virtual tour of traditional decorations amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“During this special time of year, I am happy to share” Beautiful America “and pay tribute to the greatness of our great nation. Together, we celebrate this land that we all proudly call home,” she wrote the video with the hashtag #WHChristmas.
In the video, viewers can see the decor in a traditional style, with lots of green Christmas trees with white lights and red ornaments.
Close-ups of the video also reveal minor details of the décor, including a White House Express train, a Be the Best ornament and a Christmas village hospital figurine, perhaps a nod to health workers in the pandemic.
In the White House library, the decor marked this year’s 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with all the winning works from Trump’s 19th Children’s Art Competition earlier this year.
The Blue Room shows the White House’s official Christmas tree, which shows the country from the perspective of its children.
“Students from all over the country were asked to artistically depict what makes their country beautiful, emphasizing the people, places and things that capture the spirit of the country they call home,” a press release said. “Shining on the branches, their mini masterpieces collectively show America, beauty.”
Trump also spoke about this year’s theme “America is beautiful” in the message.
“Over the past four years, I’ve had the honor of traveling to some of our nation’s most beautiful landmarks and meeting some of the most compassionate and patriotic Americans,” she said. “From coast to coast, the connection that the entire share of America is grateful for our traditions, values and history that were the inspiration behind the decorations this year.Thanks to all the staff and volunteers who worked to make sure the People’s House was ready for the holiday season.I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year. “
Trump sparked controversy in October over comments she made over Christmas during a secretly recorded conversation with Stephanie Winston Wolfoff, who wrote the book Melania and Me.
The recordings include that Trump expressed horror at her role in decorating the White House over Christmas, while she was criticized for not doing more significant work.
“I’m working on (commenting on) Christmas stuff, which, you know, who gives (eloquent) Christmas stuff and decorations, but I have to do it, right?” Trump is heard saying.
“And then I do it and I say I’m working on Christmas and I’m planning Christmas,” Trump continued. “And they say, ‘What about the children who are separated?’ “Give me a (short) break. “
In 2019, Trump also chose the traditional style of decor for the holidays. Last year’s layout included green Christmas trees full of red ornaments and blue bows for patriotic flair, floral arrangements, a Christmas scene and the White House with gingerbread.
A year earlier, Trump had been criticized for using red Christmas trees in the Eastern Colonnade, with some critics saying they appeared to belong in The Maid’s Tale.
Contribution: Khan Yasharov
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