It’s the most magical time of the year! Christmas time means tons of food, all those relatives you (may or may not) want to see, and Melania Trump’s joyless Christmas decorations.
Yep, for the third year in a row, Melania has been given the task of decorating the White House for the silly season. In 2017, she went with bare white branches that would have been fabulous Halloween decorations if they were put up a couple of months earlier. Last year, she tried again and landed on some blood red trees that made the white house look like a straight up horror movie.
Third time’s the charm, right? This year Melania has gone all out on the patriotism theme, calling the decorations “The Spirit of America.”
The trees aren’t covered in blood at the very least, so I’ll admit it’s a minor improvement, but come on. The official photos look like horror movie stills.
We even have a fun corridor full of glass shards that look like they could fall down and slice a limb off at any given second. Because nothing says joy and warmth like sharp glass.
In Melania’s defence – and that is not a phrase I say often – I’m not sure who actually put her in charge of the decorating to begin with. It seems to be a job given to the First Lady no matter who it is, their lack of interior decoration knowledge be damned.
If I was put in charge of decorating the entire White House purely because I was married to a guy who wound up president, I can guarantee that I’d probably shit it and just cover the place in flashing fairy lights. I’d probably accidentally give some poor person a seizure.
So while Melania’s taste in decorations continue to be horrible, maybe we shouldn’t be judging her on them. We can sure as hell judge her for her all the other awful stuff she does though, like wear jackets letting us know that she doesn’t actually care about anything.