By Maureen Mackey | December 2, 2019
The White House and first lady Melania Trump shared a video late on Sunday that shows the 2019 Christmas decorations inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
The video is nearly a minute long.
It features America’s first lady as she handles the finishing touches on several Christmas trees and strolls through the beautifully decorated White House.
In a Twitter post, the first lady told all Americans, “‘The Spirit of America’ is shining in the White House!”
“I am delighted to share this beautiful exhibit of patriotism for all to see, and excited for everyone to experience the beauty of the Christmas season!”
Here’s her tweet with her message and the video inside:
“The Spirit of America” is shining in the @WhiteHouse! I am delighted to share this beautiful exhibit of patriotism for all to see, and excited for everyone to experience the beauty of the #Christmas season! pic.twitter.com/qGxxl9qBrd
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 2, 2019
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This is the third Christmas in the White House for the Trumps, of course.
Mrs. Trump began her 2019 holiday planning during the summer months, sharing in a statement back in August, “First lady Melania Trump and President Donald J. Trump will once again open the People’s House up to the public for the traditional Christmas decorating of the White House.”
“Additionally, the White House invites musicians including high school bands, choirs, and Christmas-themed entertainers to apply for the opportunity to perform during the Holiday Open Houses throughout the month of December,” the statement also noted.
On Saturday, the first lady also shared images of the many volunteers helping to ready the White House for this year’s Christmas season.
Volunteers are hard at work at the @WhiteHouse. Thank you to all who came all across our great nation to decorate the People’s House. Looking forward to view it tomorrow evening! #ChristmasWhiteHouse🎄 pic.twitter.com/SUhhXr4DD7
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 30, 2019
As LifeZette reported last December, the first lady’s Christmas decorations theme for 2018 at the White House was “American Treasures.”
It highlighted “the spirit of patriotism” and the “heart of America.”
But mainstream media outlets and liberal critics panned her cranberry trees and viciously mocked Mrs. Trump for daring to try something so unique — just as they did the year before, for her stunning white trees in 2017.
Many outlets, including House Beautiful, had harsh words for the gorgeous white trees of 2017.
House Beautiful that year referred to the decorations as “a terrifying amount of white” — while a Daily Beast article claimed that the White House “[had] become the most terrifying domestic space in America,” as evidenced by the first lady’s decorations.
While many on social media this year are praising the 2019 decorations, there are others — less than 24 hours after the unveiling of her stunning designs and displays — are criticizing Melania Trump for her gorgeous new decorations.
Yes, people are entitled to their opinions.
Sadly, though, this is what has been happening to America’s first lady all too often during this administration.
“Love it! Love FLOTUS! Thank you,” wrote one person on Twitter — while another person couldn’t resist saying, “Don’t they keep the heat on in the White House? Why is she always in a coat?”
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