Melania Trump Stands By Her White House Christmas Decorations

Melania Trump Stands By Her White House Christmas Decorations

On Wednesday morning, after the internet dragged the first lady's selection of White House Christmas decorations - mainly those 40 blood red trees that looked like they came straight out of The Shining - she came to their defense and explained they look attractive in person.

"We are in the 21st century and everybody has a different taste", Trump said.

"Welcome to Christmas at the House of Horrors", wrote @ellievan65.

One part of the first lady's "Be Best" initiative is about fighting opioid abuse.

Some people thought the trees looked sinister, comparing them to the infamous scene in the 1980 film "The Shining" where a river of blood spurts out of an elevator and into a hallway.

But the first lady invited all the haters to come check out the decorations in person. "You are all very welcome to visit the White House, the people's house".

She added that, for all the importance of civil behaviour: "Sometimes you need to fight back, I'm sorry".

Asked by Bolling if she ever has time to "make a casserole or something", she laughed.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen joined Trump at the event. Eric Bolling, the former Fox News personality whose son died in 2017 of an accidental drug overdose, is hosting the panel, titled "Battling the Opioid Crisis". Mrs. Trump decries how the opioid crisis has "truly taken hold of our country".

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