Melania Trump is one of the most gracious, elegant and beautiful first ladies ever, yet members of the liberal media and many others continue to make sport of criticizing her and mocking her for almost every move she makes.
This year, just as she did last year, she’s decorated the White House boldly and with class and style: “Our theme honors the heart and spirit of the American people. Thank you to the many volunteers and staff who worked hard to decorate the halls of the People’s House in Christmas cheer,” she said, in part, in a statement.
“The choice of red is an extension of the pales, or stripes, found in the presidential seal designed by our Founding Fathers,” her statement also said.
There are more than 14,000 ornaments hanging from 29 trees.
But the red trees that lead to the Grand Foyer and Cross Hall have put many in the media in a frenzy and led to some of the cruelest and outrageous comments yet.
For anyone who hasn’t yet seen how rude the commentary can be — commentary that’s always designed to make the writer try to appear “clever” rather than to truly reflect or comment on Melania Trump’s creations — here’s a partial list of tweets and other quotes from a variety of reporters, writers and others who simply had to weigh in.
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Keep in mind that some comments are so vile they’re unprintable.
People went after Melania last year, too, of course — but few ever treated Michelle Obama or other first ladies this way. As one reader noted, “Melania gets sharp criticism for everything she does. It’s just plain wrong to attack everything she does. Nothing wrong with white Christmas trees [from last year] or red ones either. People need to worry about other things beside Christmas trees. Isn’t that obvious?”
Here is a sampling of what people have said about Melania Trump’s 2018 Christmas decorations:
1.) “Melania’s Christmas decorations look like they’re straight out of ‘The Shining.'”
2.) “It’s the freaking Nightmare Before Christmas. The only things missing are Jack Skellington and the Tim Burton soundtrack. But no happy ending. Be very afraid, children. Be very afraid.”
3.) “The new White House Christmas decorations video is here, and this time Melania’s installed a whole hallway full of …(checks notes) … blood trees.”
4.) “Looks like Christmas lost the war.”
5.) “God, those are horrendous. But then, just look at Trump Tower — a monument to bad taste.”
6.) “Trees in Russia are red. Trying to feel right at home.”
7.) “Walking through a strange assemblage of blood red trees, Melania Trump looks to be channeling ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.'”
8.) “What message is Melania Trump sending with her red Christmas trees of death?”
9.) “Oh, I get it. Red for Republican. Not very subtle, Melania.”
10.) “Another year in the Trump White House, another opportunity to add a touch of holiday magic to the banality of evil! After all, what is Christmas with the Trumps if not a horror movie full of tired clichés?”
11.) “The White House calls them topiary trees. Others are calling it murder forest.”
12.) “Crimson trees have put the White House in a very red state.”
13.) “How many Elmos did they kill to make those?”
14.) “The first lady’s meme-ready holiday decorations detach viewers from nature, according to psychology experts.”
15.) “If you ever doubted the Trump/Russia collusion, this should put you over the top.”
In contrast, here’s what one writer in the U.K. said about the White House designs that Melania Trump oversaw: “This year’s White House Christmas decorations are nothing if not bold. Most striking are the 40 crimson trees … all giving the effect of a spectacular and fiery — if unconventional — forest walk.”
He also said, “The color pops again in thousands of baubles, cranberries and branches threaded through the display.”
He also called the trees “perfect.”
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