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Critics Bash First Lady Melania Trumpâ??s White House Christmas Decorations

01 December 2017

A big point that President Donald Trump campaigned on was bringing back the phrase "merry Christmas". The theme of the White House holiday decorations this year is 'Time-Honored Traditions'.

The record for the number of trees in the White House was held for many years by the Eisenhower administration when 26 trees filled every floor of the house.

President Trump has often reiterated that "We're gonna start saying Merry Christmas again!" and the White House decorations seem to back up the Trump family's commitment to celebrating the Christmas holiday.

And that wish for a Merry Christmas, was proclaimed loud and proud, all the way down to this year's official Christmas cards. "It says "happy holidays" all over", Donald Trump proclaimed in the past.

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Former US President Ulysses S. Grant signed legislation marking Christmas as a national holiday. A separate tree near the East Wing entrance is dedicated to families that lost loved ones in the military.

New this year are wreaths hanging from the exterior of every window. The First Lady's Director of Communications Stephanie Grisham also sent out a tweet with the image of the hallway decorations that many are deeming eerie and spooky and better suited to Halloween than Christmas.

"Mrs Trump's impeccable style is seen in the beautifully understated decorations and give a great nod to the First Families that came before them", Pickens said. More than 150 volunteers from around the country spent more than 1,600 hours decorating the White House. Trump regularly dismisses the media as "fake news", including in a tweet Monday.

Other decorations, according to BusinessInsider.com include 53 Christmas trees, more than 12,000 ornaments, 18,000 feet of Christmas lights, and 71 wreaths.

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More than 25,000 visitors are expected to tour the White House for the holidays and the kitchen is ready: 31,000 cookies have been baked, including 15,000 sugar cookies, many of which end up in purses for the trip home.

The President said to the citizens that "every year during christmas time we recognise the spirit of christmas is not what we have, it's about who we are, each one of us is a child of god, that is the true source of joy, this time of the year, that is what makes every christmas merry".

The "birther" conspiracy theory was first peddled during the 2008 presidential race and asserts Mr Obama was ineligible to be president because he was not born a citizen of the US.

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Critics Bash First Lady Melania Trumpâ??s White House Christmas Decorations