Critics are bashing first lady Melania Trump’s Christmas decorations for the second year in a row, this time focusing on her “red Christmas trees of death.”
Last year, the media trashed Melania’s White House winter wonderland theme, which featured large icy branches in white pots and snowy Christmas trees. (RELATED: Media Attacks Melania’s Christmas Decorations, Call It Horror Show Nightmare)
Melania chose avant-garde decorations again this year, citing a patriotic theme and lining the halls of the White House with large, bushy red trees.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 26, 2018
The Washington Post published an article Monday criticizing Melania for skipping the press preview of her decorations, and noted the backlash about her “spooky Christmas decorations” and “scary and ominous” trees.
Slate dubbed the trees the “red Christmas trees of death,” while Vice said that Melania is hosting a “Christmas from Hell.”
— Slate (@Slate) November 26, 2018
Melania Trump’s Christmas from Hell has everything:
• red trees
• dark lighting
• a somber vibe to pay tribute to our country’s unique heritage of anguish and painhttps://t.co/8D0S3p9Gig
— VICE (@VICE) November 26, 2018
Other media members, such as MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Mic’s Emily Singer, compared the Christmas decorations to the famous scene from “The Shining” where blood pours down the halls of the Overlook Hotel.
“I respect the aesthetic boldness of the choice…it’s just that not everybody’s holiday videos work so perfectly over the music from ‘The Shining.'”@chrislhayes takes a look at the internet’s reaction to Melania Trump’s White House Christmas decorations https://t.co/Y9G6Z1KQkh
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 27, 2018
Melania’s Christmas decorations look like they’re straight out of the Shining pic.twitter.com/mVMY7yuxIZ
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) November 26, 2018
— Toby Earle (@TobyonTV) November 26, 2018
Raw Story’s Martin Cizmar said he is “legitimately angry+appalled” by Melania’s Christmas decorations and called her the “worst lady in our nation’s history.”
We spend so much time talking about Donald Trump being the worst president we barely even discuss Melania Trump being the worst lady in our nation’s history—snobby, rude & with garbage Eurotrash taste in everything.
I am legitimately angry+appalled by her Christmas decorations.
— Martin Cizmar (@martincizmar) November 26, 2018
— Rus McLaughlin (@rusmclaughlin) November 26, 2018
Maybe Melania’s choice of Christmas trees is a quiet plea for help?
— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) November 26, 2018
Y’all, it’s that time of year!! And, by “that time of year,” apparently @FLOTUS means The Purge.
Merry Christmas, everyone, from Melania’s hell-house version of a winter wonderland in the upside down.#BeBest https://t.co/tgJmhptuZZ
— Todd Breasseale (@TBreassealeDHS) November 26, 2018