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Donald Trump hits back at claims Melania hates being First Lady

Donald Trump hits back at claims Melania hates being First Lady

With this year's theme being "Time-honored Traditions", the State Floor, Grand Foyer and Cross Hall decorations celebrate the first White House Christmas with a specific theme, that of "The Nutcracker Suite" from President John F. Kennedy's 1961 Christmas.

But Melania Trump's vision didn't quite capture the traditional holiday spirit she was hoping for, according to Twitter. The star ornaments adorning the nearby tree pay tribute to the country's Gold Star families and visitors are encouraged to send holiday messages to military members stationed overseas via special electronic devices.A wintery landscape of snow-topped trees greets guests inside the Grand Foyer, which is meant to pay homage to the tradition of music at the White House.

First Lady Melania and 11-year-old Barron Trump accepted the official Christmas tree from a Wisconsin farm and it was placed in the White House Blue Room on November 20. "You go to stores, you don't see the word Christmas", Donald Trump said in 2016.

It's the most wonderful time of the year at the White House.

"On behalf of my husband and Barron, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season", the First Lady said.

But the article portrays Melania Trump's effort to force a decision out of her husband as having backfired, thrusting her into a public role - and accompanying bright spotlight - that she did not want.

The family Christmas card is framed and on display, along with cards from past presidents. Tablets are placed next to the tree, as they have been in past years, so that visitors can send holiday notes to the troops overseas.

During President Barack Obama's final Christmas in office, larger-than-life replicas of family dogs Bo and Sunny greeted visitors in the East Wing.

One added: "Pointless. When @realDonaldTrump sees 'a lovely woman, [he] just start [s] kissing them.' I hear he doesn't 'even wait". The creepy hallway leads towards a decor-laden Christmas tree in another room. Melania, who looked stunning in a cream dress and gold belt, also welcomed a group of children from a nearby military base in Maryland to spend the day making arts and crafts at the White House.

"The White House Gingerbread House is seen in the State Dining Room".