American patriotism, which became socially acceptable again in late 2016, is evident throughout the Christmas decor at the White House, where traditional holiday green mingles with formidable red, white, and blue, and a gingerbread White House is flanked by models of famed American landmarks including Mount Rushmore, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty.
This year's theme is titled "The Spirit of America", and it's perfectly on-brand for the administration: chintzy, vaguely menacing, and all bathed in lights of blinding white.More news: Motoring: Fiat Chrysler reaches tentative labor deal with United Auto Workers
Melania shared several photos of the decorations via her official Twitter account on Monday.
We had high, high hopes for this year's decorations, because as you may recall Melania weirdly started planning them in JULY, smack dab in the middle of Robert Mueller's first hearing on Capitol Hill.
The official White House Christmas tree is decorated in the Blue Room, seen through the Cross Hall, during the 2019 Christmas preview at the White House. She fought back social media criticism of her red White House Christmas trees at the time and said, "it's the 21st Century". According to the statement, the State Dining Room, "celebrates America the handsome", with a gingerbread rendition of the South Portico of the White House and landmarks from across the country.More news: White House Christmas Decorations, Melania Unveils Patriotic Theme
The decorations were installed with the help of volunteers while the Trumps were at Mar-a-Lago over the Thanksgiving holiday period. In this room, visitors can count down the days of the holiday season with the White House Advent calendar hanging in the windows.
A close-up of a tree in the State Dining Room.
A fireplace mantle is decorated in the Green Room, which features beloved and classic Christmas tales.More news: Titans Keys to the Game for Indianapolis Colts
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