Even the spirit of Christmas isn’t enough to protect Melania Trump from haters on the Left. For two festive seasons in a row now, she’s been made the butt of jokes about her choice in Christmas decorations. Last year, it was suggestions that she made the White House look like a dungeon. This year, they’re making fun of her delightfully unique bright red holly berry trees.
But our Melania isn’t taking it on the chin; she’s standing up for herself, just like she always does. Here’s a quick review of what she (and her florist) had to say.
• First, let’s get the facts out of the way. The allegedly awful trees everyone’s talking about really aren’t that ostentatious, nor are they really even that awful to begin with. They’re simply made from layers of either cranberries or holly berries carefully crafted into the shape of a tree.
• The bright, bold red trees line various hallways throughout the White House, making a stark contrast against the crisp, clean white walls. But are they really, “creepy,” “a nightmare,” or reminiscent of “organ meat,” as the Left has tried to say? Not in the slightest.
• In fact, trees made of holly berries are neither new, nor are they really that far from Christmas tradition. The stereotypical red color of both is representative of the blood of Christ – and Christ is, of course, what the season is all about.
• Melania’s florist, Vickie Wenstrup, condemned the insults against the First Lady and her choice of trees shortly after they began rolling out. “I don’t know who first said it. Or why,” she explained. “The first thing I saw (on Google) was ‘Melania Trump covers the White House in blood for Christmas.’
• Wenstrup also called the insults, “horrible,” telling a spokesperson for the press just how much work went into creating each tree. Her staff painstakingly added each berry, often taping their fingers to protect them from the pointy branches attached to them, for over three days – only to have the Left mock them.
• As for Melania, she’s also speaking out against the haters. “This is a joyous time of year when we decorate the White House for the Christmas season,” she said. “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.”
• The theme, called “American Treasures,” also includes over 14,000 individual red ornaments strung from a total of 29 trees. A giant gingerbread house and the main White House Christmas tree sit close by, bedecked in blue velvet ribbon with gold-embroidered names for every U.S. state and territory.
It’s a funny world we live in when the First Lady can decorate the White House in one of the most Christian, American colors associated with Christmas…only to be mocked for her choices. And whether you like the trees yourself or not, one thing is for certain: it’s her who has to live there, and thus, it’s her right to choose.