Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Melania Trump brushes off Christmas decoration critics: 'I think they look fantastic'

Melania Trump fires back at critics of her nightmarish red Christmas trees: ‘I think they look fantastic’ Melania Trump talks opioid crisis, social media at town hall
| 30 November, 2018, 05:11

When asked about her choice in decor Wednesday, Melania urged people to visit the White House before criticizing the decorations.

The People's House @WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season! "... I'm here to remind you that some of those decisions, though they seem minor at the time, could negatively impact you for the rest of your lives".

"It's the 21st century, and everybody has different tastes", she said.

The first lady hit the switch to light the tree after her husband did a countdown from 10, urging audience members to join in. "I am here to shine the light and to talk about it, and I hope we could end this awful epidemic that is going on in the United States", she said.

Another tree that catches Trump's eyes is red-themed and features glass soccer balls and skateboards, ornaments displaying the first lady's anti-cyberbullying campaign slogan, "Be Best", and for some reason, a wreath made of sharpened "Be Best" pencils. "So next generation can be respectful and kind and also sometimes you need to fight back".

"I think they look fantastic", Trump said.

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First lady calls opioids 'worst drug crisis' in US history

Trump encouraged students to "be courageous enough to ask" if someone needs help "or strong enough to stand with them as they fight through the disease".

"I hope that we can end this awful epidemic that's going on in the United States".

First Lady Melania Trump is on the defense again.

As the crowd erupted in applause, Trump added: "In real life, they look even more lovely". Critics have been quick to point out the irony of her project, considering the president's own social media habits.

Watch Ainsley Earhardt's full interview with the first lady on 'Fox & Friends'.

Trump included the opioid crisis and how it affects children as one part of her three-pronged platform, "Be Best", which she launched in May.


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