Deck the Hells!
November 26th, 2018 – Melania Trump has done what every other First Lady at The White House does when the holiday season rolls around: she’s decorated for Christmas. This administration has repeatedly proven, however, that they do things a little differently. Mrs. Trump posted a video of the new decorations, and while there was some traditional seasonal spectacle, people couldn’t help but mock the blood red trees reminiscent of The Handmaid’s Tale.
“The People’s House
@WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season!” she tweeted this morning.
While the “People’s House” was ready to celebrate, the people of Twitter were ready to roast. The main focus was how the decor channeled Hulu’s dystopian hit, but other people also saw a connection to The Shining and Carrie.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 26, 2018
Someone did this to Melania Trump’s creepy Christmas trees, and it’s all I’ve ever wanted today. pic.twitter.com/MwigcZxswR
— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) November 26, 2018
Wait they let Carrie decorate this year??? pic.twitter.com/CQ2R3yu8rL
— ElElegante101 (@skolanach) November 26, 2018
Merry Christmas from Melania & The Overlook Hotel! pic.twitter.com/e7jeoBZ4sw
— Kris Calabrese (@krisjocal) November 26, 2018
Melania Trump announces 2018 White House Christmas theme: “There will be Blood.” pic.twitter.com/uT9vatAMTN
— Todd Rensi (@toddrensi) November 26, 2018
— derekleitch40 (@derekleitch40) November 26, 2018
Mrs. Trump caused some holiday laughs last year, as well, but the jokes seemed to have a lot more layers in 2018. Aside from the ominous blood red trees, people loved that the First Lady remembered to promote her “Be Best” initiative. Ornaments with the phrase, ironically meant to combat bullying, are found on the trees and a wreath was made with “Be Best” pencils.
People also highlighted the difference in tone and camaraderie between the Trumps and the Obamas by sharing photos of celebrations from past years. And to really put you in the Christmas spirit, others reminded the First Lady that the blood red trees made people think about the children her husband separated from their parents this summer and the ones tear gassed yesterday as they tried to claim asylum.
Melania inspects this year’s White House Christmas trees, which were watered all year with the blood of children in internment camps. On Christmas Eve, ICE will distribute lumps of clean coal to the survivors. pic.twitter.com/jFRXqUIjPf
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) November 26, 2018
— Forever Logical 🖖 (@ForeverLogical) November 26, 2018
AIDE: There’s this perception you don’t care about children, so we need to—
MELANIA: Get me the blood-red nightmare Christmas trees with NO ORNAMENTS OR PRESENTS pic.twitter.com/2F3jv8oyAO
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) November 26, 2018
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) November 26, 2018
This Christmas… Be Best.
By Melania Trump.
It’s the Be Bestest way to say, “I really don’t care. Do U?” pic.twitter.com/DDlRmNHV3h
— Matthew Ciszek (@mciszek) November 26, 2018
get into the Christmas spirit with many piles of ground organ meat pic.twitter.com/XmzoxFisYL
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) November 26, 2018
Open up twitter today to see that Melania has installed comrade red handmaid christmas trees in the Kremlin annex. Happy Monday! pic.twitter.com/VGjIz8Js2w
— Dani Shaw (@deeshaw) November 26, 2018
I made Melania’s Christmas decor a little less terrifying. pic.twitter.com/VaK5UJpQA1
— Issy (@issyelliot) November 26, 2018