Written by Elijah Smith
Although the White House has cancelled all public visits due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Christmas is still in full swing. As is customary, First Lady Melania Trump once again oversaw the planning and decorating of the White House grounds.
This is not the first time Mrs. Trump has overseen various aspects of the White House facility. In 2018, Mrs. Trump caused quite the stir when she chose to decorate the historical complex with bright red Christmas trees, which some said were reminiscent of costumes from The Handmaid’s Tale. Just this year, the rose garden, an area created by President Kennedy to accommodate outdoor events and press conferences, was given a massive overhaul by the first lady.
This Christmas, the First Lady chose to adorn the building with decorations that pay homage to the many great natural resources in the United States. The display was entitled, “America the Beautiful,” and according to the White House website seeks to “celebrate this land we are all proud to call home.”
Although President Trump’s 4-year tenure will be coming to an end this coming January, the First Lady and the White House appear to be functioning like business as usual. Time will tell what Christmas decorations the future holds under First Lady Biden.