Trump lights National Christmas Tree for first time

01 December, 2017, 06:39 | Author: Kim Reid
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The theme of the White House holiday decorations this year is 'Time-Honored Traditions'.

First Lady Melania Trump is spearheading Christmas decorating efforts at the White House.

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Trumps light national Christmas tree for first time

"We want to wish everybody a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, have unbelievable holidays and we are now going to light a very lovely tree, and I'll ask our first lady to get ready and maybe we'll do a countdown from 10", the president said from the podium as Melania stood at his side, her hand ready on the switch.

"You don't see "merry Christmas" anymore", Trump said during a speech in Missouri on Wednesday afternoon, in which he promoted the GOP's tax reform plan.

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Among the new touches this year: On the outside, wreaths topped with red bows adorn every White House window.

It was in that first year that organizers officially deemed the tree the "National Christmas Tree". 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.

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Donald Trump continues to peddle conspiracy theories to aides and senators behind closed doors, according to reports. "On behalf of my husband and Barron, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season". Fifty-six Lego gingerbread houses, one for each state and US territory, were nestled in the branches of the trees that decorated the State Dining Room. More than 25,000 visitors are expected to tour the White House for the holidays and the kitchen is ready: a total of 31,000 cookies have been baked, including 15,000 sugar cookies.

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