These Melania Trump Christmas Memes Are Twitter’s Latest Gift To You
We've made it through another year, and it's finally the holiday season. That means it's once again time for ostentatious White House decorations — and the first lady did not disappoint. This year, she chose to use what some are describing as blood-red trees in the East Wing hallway near the East Garden Room. After she tweeted out photos, jokes and memes about Melania Trump's Christmas decorations soon followed.
According to the White House, the theme is called "American Treasures." TIME reported that the Cross Hall and Grand Foyer are also decked out in red. There are 14,000 red ornaments spread out among 29 trees. The White House said the red is a tip of the hat to "valor and bravery" as symbolized by the red stripes in the presidential seal, according to the magazine.
When showcasing the 2018 White House decorations, Melania also released a video of herself walking amongst the 29 trees through the White House. In the video, you can see ornaments with her Be Best campaign typography. There's also a Gold Star Family tree in the East Wing. The White House provides tablets and stationary for visitors to write notes to family members serving abroad.
"This is a joyous time of year when we decorate the White House for the Christmas Season," Melania said in a statement from the White House. "Our theme honors the heart and spirit of the American people. Thank you to the many volunteers and staff who worked hard to decorate the halls of the People's House in Christmas cheer. On behalf of my family, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year."
There is such an obvious way to soften your image, and it is photos of children with lots of presents, even in hallways. Instead, they chose red trees that seem to be made of cranberries. (Please @ me with information about the trees' odd texture.)
Blood Is Everywhere
This meme is great for you art lovers and those looking to up their art knowledge in time to impress your relatives. The photo on the left is of "Self," a self-portrait by artist Marc Quinn. It's literally made out of 10 pints of his own blood, filling frozen silicone.
Under Her Eye
Are visual comparisons to Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale probably getting repetitive two years into the Donald Trump presidency? Yes. Would choosing to not make a visual comparison to the handmaid's wings (bonnet) be a missed opportunity? Also yes.
A Little Side By Side
It's been a long year, so here's 2017 frozen forest in case you've forgotten the tree decorations from only one calendar year ago.
What Are Blood Trees?
Innocent Twitter users are just asking questions! Innocent questions about trees!
More Than Just 'The Shining' Was Brought Up
Maybe a dystopian features like "War of the Worlds" is more your speed than "The Shining."
Some Brought Up The Border Situation For Their Satire
Author Steve Silberman is here to remind us that no matter how many jokes we get off about the trees, the Trump administration's policies are negatively affecting many people along the border. Who says memes and satire can't be educational?