While we will soon be rid of the Trump infestation of the White House, we still have to weather one more holiday season with these monsters as our leaders. Donald Trump has been conspicuously absent from the public eye, preferring instead to blast out sporadic tweets packed with lies about how the election was stolen for him. First Lady Melania popped her head up today to receive the White House Christmas tree, an event that took on a different cast this year now that we know how she really feels about holiday decorating.
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Since 1966, the arrival of the White House Christmas Tree has become an iconic holiday tradition. This year’s tree, a lovely 18 1/2 foot Fraser Fir from Dan and Bryan Trees of West Virginia, will arrive tomorrow at the @WhiteHouse North Portico. #WHChristmas pic.twitter.com/f7fcz5LxtQ
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 22, 2020
Last month, the First Lady’s former advisor Stephanie Winston Wolkoff released a recording of Melania in 2018 whining about having to handle Christmas planning duties at 1600 Pennslyvania Avenue. The profanity-laden rant came as a particularly ironic surprise given the manner in which Republicans are constantly accusing Democrats of waging a “War on Christmas.”
“I’m working my a– off with the Christmas stuff that, you know, who gives a f*ck about Christmas stuff and decorations but I need to do it, right?” Melania can be heard saying on the tape.
“Yeah but–” Winston Wolkoff says.
“Correct?” Melania says.
100% you have no choice,” replies Winston Wolkoff.
“Okay, and then I do it. And I say that I’m working on Christmas planning for the Christmas. And they said ‘Ooh, what about the children that they were separated? Give me a f*cking break,” Melania added, sounding eerily similar to her odious husband.
Melania’s stated aversion to Christmas didn’t stop her from receiving the White House tree today, but a clip of her doing so soon raised another issue. While those surrounding her wore masks to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, Melania showed up without one, once again proving that this administration could not care less about setting a responsible example for Americans.
The coronavirus has ripped through senior officials and one would think that the fact that President Trump and the First Lady have both had the virus would prompt her to demonstrate a little more caution. Instead, she flouted safety precautions, implicitly encouraging MAGA maniacs to do the same in the process.
— ABC News (@ABC) November 23, 2020
Twitter users quickly piled criticisms on the First Lady and the Christmas decoration audio recording once again went viral.
Can barely wait to see how dystopian and macabre FLOTUS' White House holiday decorations are this year. Perhaps they will have a Covid-19 theme. Garlands made from surgical masks and vaccine vials and syringes as ornaments on the tree.
— J Waller (@j_waller3) November 23, 2020
There are still a few Secret Service people & WH staff that she & her husband want to make sure get infected.
— robert duboff (@robertduboff) November 23, 2020
First thing I noticed…NO MASK for Melania.
But she doesn't really care, do you?
— Tracy (@NYTupelo7) November 23, 2020
Melania The Moron pic.twitter.com/7Ri9B24cCJ
— Brown Eyed Susan (@smc429) November 23, 2020
O Christmas tree
O Christmas tree
Who gives a fuck about Christmas tree?
— Matt (@maddmatty03) November 23, 2020
Have we forgotten those recordings already? This is a joke.
— Tim Edwards (@TimEdwardsZero4) November 23, 2020
…wouldn’t surprise me one bit if she just lit it on fire.
— Dr. liberalvixen (@liberalvixen) November 23, 2020
— Harrison Lansing (@HarrisonLansing) November 23, 2020
I'd prefer that she spend the time packing up her shit.
— Quincy Shaw (@quincylbshaw) November 23, 2020
@MELANIATRUMP canceled Christmas.
— Judith GonzRodriguez (@jgonza64) November 23, 2020
Melania hates Christmas! pic.twitter.com/RSxHKey9W2
— sharelife20 (@sharelifewppl) November 23, 2020
She is so happy it's her last Christmas in The White House.
— Ina Jansson (@nossnaji) November 23, 2020