300,000 dead won't be thanking you…nor will the 107,000 hospitalized with little chance of recovery…denied the treatments you and your friends received… https://t.co/E88Iez5NBH
— Gordon Duff (@gpduf) December 13, 2020
Salon: On Nov. 30, the White House unveiled Melania Trump’s last Christmas decoration scheme.
Melania worked her ass off on deez fucking Christmas decorations and #DiaperDonnie won't come out of his room for the party. Ain't life a bitch? 😎
— Randy McKenna (@McPhoto55) December 12, 2020
Not only was this lame-duck hall-decking her final expression of holiday pomp as First Lady, despite what her husband publicly proclaimed, but it came tinted with her own admission of hostility.
Melania Trump hangs decayed badger carcass over White House mantel to finish off traditional Slovenian Christmas decor: pic.twitter.com/y7ndnIPpyV
— Roshan Rinaldi (@Roshan_Rinaldi) December 10, 2020
And it gets worse, so much worse…as we enter a world of shag carpet and foil wallpaper…
👑America’s Slovenian Christmas Queen🎄 pic.twitter.com/OqPP1Rah31
— Robert Troyer🇺🇸🇦🇹🇩🇪🇲🇽(🏡)RINO🏴☠️ (@5GRules) December 6, 2020
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 30, 2020
On Oct. 2, her former friend and senior advisor released audio from 2018 in which Mrs. Trump states, “I’m working my ass off on the Christmas stuff, that you know, who gives a f**k about the Christmas stuff and decorations? But I need to do it, right?”
Anyway … as Melania wages her war on our Christmas, Grandpa Snowflake carols "Do You Hear What I Hear" in rebuttal?
— Clear Cider (@TheClearCider) December 12, 2020
The décor, to the disappointment of snarky cultural commentators and Twitter, was a non-starter. Unlike the seasons past with their grim barren branches and “Handsmaid’s Tale” cosplaying red trees, Trump’s 2020 Christmas was as generic and unmemorable as this year has been unprecedented and difficult.
#BeBest focuses on encouraging children to BE BEST in their individual paths & the importance of positive social, emotional & physical health. The handmade ornaments on this year’s @WhiteHouse wreath in the Red Room showcase the talent of American craftsmanship. pic.twitter.com/H0ebFXkiTH
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 6, 2020
Now we know where @FLOTUS Melania got her inspiration for the useless tennis pavilion.
Her garish red Christmas decorations and barren, colorless "garden" look like sets for "The Slovenian Hillbillies."
— Karen Wormald (@CatsWorking) December 7, 2020
“America the Beautiful” was the announced theme, a jingoistic phrase used as a title for everything from documentaries on the sexualization of American youth to the 50 designs of state quarters.
The Christmas trees, in the familiar pine style, look ready for a stock photo shoot. Red glass spheres, gold ribbon garland, white lights. A family photo background with no family present, only a woman in gold examining the work of the unpaid help.
It’s easy to dismiss this year’s decorations because, even in the best-lit official White House photography, they’re instantly forgettable. We know there’s a lot on the Trump family’s docket right now, with all the pardoning and undermining of American democracy, and Christmas decorating was clearly not the First Lady’s favorite responsibility in the first place. If there was a year to phone it in, 2020 was the right pick. read more…