Trump still furious at criticism of Melania’s Christmas decorations


Former President Donald Trump is still annoyed that former First Lady Melania Trump’s White House Christmas decorations were widely mocked.

Mr Trump was speaking at First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas when he slammed the media for criticizing Mrs Trump’s decorations.

“I just have to start by wishing everyone a very, very Merry Christmas,” Mr Trump said, adding that Mrs Trump was “loved by everyone” but “wasn’t really shaken up” .

“She would make the most beautiful Christmas decorations,” Mr. Trump said. “And I remember she did these beautiful red trees and the media said, ‘Oh, that’s terrible.’ I said, ‘Honey, next time try white.’

“She made some beautiful, remember, the most beautiful you’ve ever seen, white trees? And they said, ‘Oh, that’s terrible.’ I said next time, let’s do it more traditional. Let’s go with the green,” Mr. Trump added.

“We went with some nice green trees, and they said, ‘Why don’t you make them white like before?’ But I’ll tell you what, she’s loved by everyone, and she has a wonderful heart, and she says hello,” he said.

First Lady Melania Trump watches a ballet in the Cross Hall as she tours the Christmas decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017

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U.S. First Lady Melania Trump browses through the East Wing Christmas decorations as she tours the Christmas decorations at the White House in Washington, DC on November 27, 2017

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First Lady Melania Trump walks through the Grand Foyer as she tours the Christmas decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017

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Mrs. Trump opted for white branches instead of Christmas trees in parts of the White House in 2017.

In 2018, his red trees were beaten for appearing to be covered in blood.

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Mrs Trump’s Christmas spirit was called into question last year when she was heard on a leaked recording complaining about having to organize the decorations. The conversation was recorded in 2018 by a friend of the first lady, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.

“I’m working…my ass on Christmas stuff you know, who gives a damn about Christmas stuff and decorating?” Mrs. Trump can be heard saying. “But I have to, don’t I?” Correct?”

“OK, and then I do, and I say I’m working on Christmas and planning Christmas and they’re like, ‘Oh, what about the kids who, they’ve been separated?’ Give me a fucking break,” she added, likely referring to a visit to the southern border she made to see children who had been separated from their parents.

She was wearing a jacket that said “I don’t care, do I?” during the visit.

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First Lady Melania Trump departs Andrews Air Rorce Base in Maryland on June 21, 2018 wearing a jacket emblazoned with the words “I really don’t care, do I?”

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Mr. Trump recently claimed that the reason Americans are able to say “Merry Christmas” to each other is because he fought against the “woke” and “crazy” people who wanted the use of the phrase cease.

The former president was speaking to former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on the right-wing Newsmax network when Mr. Huckabee claimed that for a “long time” people “stopped saying ‘Merry Christmas'”.

“It was all ‘Happy Holidays’. You deliberately changed that and openly said, ‘Merry Christmas – we’ll say it again,'” Mr Huckabee said.

“It was part of my campaign,” Mr. Trump said. “The country had started with this ‘revival’, I guess, a little before that. And it was embarrassing for stores to say “Merry Christmas.”

“You would see these big chains – they want your money, but they don’t mean ‘Merry Christmas’. And they used reds and they used whites and snow, but they didn’t say ‘Christmas’,” a- he added.

“When I started campaigning, I said, ‘You’re going to say Merry Christmas again.’ And now people are saying it,” Mr. Trump said.


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