Over the Thanksgiving weekend, First Woman Melania Trump took on the annual duties of adorning the White Home for the Christmas vacation. This got here only a week after a large 18+ foot Fraser fir arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in time for the vacations.
Whereas Mrs. Trump has been referred to as out up to now for her alternative of decorations, with 2017’s all-white adornments in comparison with the Chronicles of Narnia movie franchise, this yr it wasn’t the decorations however the First Household that had been within the crosshairs of vacation Grinches.
Regardless of repeated requires unity, even the decorations appeared honest recreation for President Donald Trump’s critics and foes on social media.
From the official @FLOTUS account, the First Woman shared movies of the decorations within the White Home, and posted, “Throughout this particular time of the yr, I’m delighted to share “America the Stunning” and pay tribute to the majesty of our nice Nation. Collectively, we rejoice this land we’re all proud to name house. #WHChristmas”
Then the “reactions” started.
@ghgrossman1 responded, “Wow consider all of the 260ok plus households that gained’t be right here for Christmas as a result of your husband acted too late, all that cash spent may have paid for funerals and meals for all of the struggling households, youngsters in cages, wow unhappy:”
@HorribleNasty responded in a remark befitting the Twitter deal with,” Properly it is higher than final yr pink bushes crap however I am glad she’s internet hosting the final Christmas within the White Home. I ponder if she’ll stand by Donald whereas he is in jail or get remarried to a different wealthy outdated man.”
Some customers on social media merely thought the time was mistaken for such excessiveness, with @jose26_Fleming noting, “That is manner an excessive amount of extravagance & runway modeling throughout this time of maximum struggling and uncertainty. Be Humble.”
A minimum of one non-Grinch supplied some positivity. @MontagueJuana responded, “Mrs. Trump, you’ll at all times be the First Woman to me , together with Jackie Kennedy. You’ve introduced again grace and dignity again to the White Home. I want you a really Merry Christmas!”
The First Woman additionally confirmed class by providing because of these volunteers who got here out to the White Home to help within the adorning efforts. @FLOTUS posted, “This weekend, volunteers from all throughout America have come to embellish the @WhiteHouse for the vacation season. Thanks on your time, enthusiasm & devotion to verify the spirit of peace & pleasure fill the historic rooms & halls of the Individuals’s Home! #WHChristmas”
The First Woman supplied easy thanks and even denoted that the White Home is really “the Individuals’s Home,” however certain sufficient there have been loads of Grinch-worthy responses even to these sentiments!
@THATSNOKAY supplied a photograph of the President in an undated photograph with Playboy bunnies, and the commentary “What a beautiful household”
Clearly to some the President and First Woman do not deserve respect, but it surely begs the query what sort of response such a put up would have gotten if it had been posted about former Presidents Invoice Clinton or Barrack Obama?
@HagemisterJr additionally supplied the thought, “Did anybody volunteer that will help you begin packing?”
@brattee1 recommended, “Thank God we have now a REAL First Woman coming in January.”
And @upstate_dog added, “On Jan. 20, individuals from all throughout America will come collectively to welcome @JoeBiden to the White Home for his presidential time period. We’ll respect his decency, integrity and honesty as he makes certain true patriotism fills the historic rooms & halls of the Individuals’s Home!”
Whereas such calls are noble and hopeful, it’s uncertain that the entire nation will come collectively. Not when even Christmas greetings are mocked with such vial distain on social media. If anybody questions why this divide is so nice, possibly the venom of those responses may function the reply.
If even a vacation greeting is not sufficient to place variations apart there may be little hope anything can heal the nation.