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Melania Trump defends controversial White House holiday decorations

Melania Trump defends controversial White House holiday decorations”

First Lady Melania Trump on Wednesday defended the striking forest of red Christmas trees that have been installed in the White House.

It's not the first time Stephen King's horror hotel movie has been mentioned in connection with the first lady's holiday tastes.

Asked if she ever gives the White House chefs a night off and heads to the kitchen to make a casserole, Trump paused before offering: "Not really".

The First Lady hasn't always been able to rise above the fray.

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She added that, for all the importance of civil behaviour: "Sometimes you need to fight back, I'm sorry". "Thank you to the many volunteers and staff who worked hard to decorate the halls of the People's House in Christmas cheer".

"I teach him what is right, what is wrong", Trump said.

Last year, rows of branches sprayed white and lit from below were a haunting first sight for anyone courageous enough to tread down the hallway and this year, people are describing the First Lady's bold choice of red trees as similarly nightmarish.

According to the White House, the color red was a symbol of valor and bravery, matching the stripes found in the presidential seal.

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Another subject was social media etiquette, a cornerstone of her "Be Best" campaign (along with opioid use and well-being), with Melania remarking that it's important to be "respectful and kind".

Her statement can be heard in a video obtained by Reuters and recorded during her appearance as part of her anti-opioid addiction and cyberbullying initiative Be Best initiative.

She will later take questions from the town hall audience of Liberty University students, her spokesperson Stephanie Grisham told CNN.

This year's theme is a little warmer than last year's "dead branches and barren landscape" look that had Twitter users comparing it to "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "The Shining".

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