'Come Hell or High Water' Melania Never Wanted First Lady Position

28 November, 2017, 01:42 | Author: Kim Reid
  • 'Come Hell or High Water' Melania Never Wanted First Lady Position

This isn't surprising to anyone who has been following the current First Family, as Melania has come under scrutiny for remaining in NY while her husband was in the White House.

This year's theme, "Time-Honored Traditions", was designed by the first lady to pay respect to 200 years of holiday traditions at the White House. @WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate!

In fact, on Monday, when Trump walked into a room full of schoolchildren helping the White House staff assemble holiday wreaths, the kids were immediately stunned by the first lady's presence.

The first lady entered the holiday festivities by taking the grand staircase, into the foyer, as three ballerinas danced to 'The Nutcracker Suite'. Classmates quickly followed for hugs of their own.

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Before the first lady arrived in the East Room, decorated with several large trees and the White House creche, the children's chaperone told them to 'act natural, ' as they grinned for the cameras.

"She didn't want this come hell or high water". A boy showed her how to make them.

That's a change from the Obama years, when the annual cards offered more generic sentiments of "Season's Greetings" or wishes for happy holidays.

Trump's been dressing with the season, wearing lots of holiday-appropriate plaid and autumnal tones. During the presidential campaign, he complained that saying "Happy holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" amounted to "chipping away at Christianity".

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The China Room showcases the Reagan china in a display of traditional Christmas dinner. Measuring at more than 18 feet, it is adorned with blue and gold ornaments bearing the seals of all USA states and territories.

"This isn't something she wanted and it isn't something he ever thought he'd win", the source told Vanity Fair of Melania Trump. Trump regularly dismisses the media as "fake news", including in a tweet Monday. She said she hopes everyone who visits 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue this December "will get a sense of being home for the holidays".

The Blue Room contains the official White House Christmas Tree, which is decorated with gold and blue ornaments that have the seals of all states and territories in the U.S. The Red Room has a tree adorned with cookie ornaments and surrounded by tasty sweets such as peppermint candies.

During President Barack Obama's final Christmas in office, larger-than-life replicas of family dogs Bo and Sunny greeted visitors in the East Wing.

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