There’s something a little different about this year’s White House Christmas card. President Trump and First Lady Melania made sure to wish everyone “Merry Christmas” this year in a conspicuous departure from the politically correct Obama years.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 27, 2017
The White House ditched the politically correct ‘Season’s Greetings’ to put Christ back in Christmas. The card, signed by the President, First Lady, and their ten-year-old son Barron, says simply, “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”
It was all Bah-humbug for conspiracy theorists who suggested the First Lady had been forced to imitate the president’s handwriting. The odd criticism was in keeping with the patronizing tone liberals have adopted when speaking about the First Lady since Trump took office.
Christmas at the White House
The First Lady pulled out all the stops this year to make the White House look like something out of a fairy tale. FLOTUS decorated the White House in a classic style with the theme “Time-Honored Traditions.”
“The President, Barron, and I are very excited for our first Christmas in the White House,” the First Lady said in a statement. “As with many families across the country, holiday traditions are very important to us. I hope when visiting the People’s House this year, visitors will get a sense of being home for the holidays.”
A video posted to Melania’s Twitter shows the extent of the sumptuous decorations, which included a beautiful, 300-pound gingerbread White House.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 27, 2017
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) November 27, 2017
Here, too, critics found something to Grinch about. Melania was roundly mocked by joyless prigs on Twitter who savaged just about everything from the First Lady’s outfit to one particular hallway that some compared to horror movies like The Shining. Others pointed out her rigid pose as she watched a trio of ballerinas perform “The Nutcracker Suite.”
Making Christmas Great Again
Speaking to a crowd at the Value Voters summit in Washington last month, Trump promised to “stop cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values” and vowed to be a fighter in the War on Christmas:
“We’re getting near that beautiful Christmas season that people don’t talk about anymore. They don’t use the word Christmas because it’s not politically correct,” he said to cheers. “You go to department stores and they’ll say ‘Happy New Year,’ or they’ll say other things and it’ll be red, they’ll have it painted.”
“Well, guess what? We’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again” he concluded.