In the highest (lowest) traditions of liberal media hacks, they’ve collectively launched personal attacks against Melania Trump and her choices of how to decorate the Executive Mansion during this Nativity Season.
As cited below on her official Twitter account appropriately tagged @FLOTUS, Mrs. Trump displayed to the nation and the world what her office described in a press release as a decorative scheme designed by the First Lady herself “‘with a nod to tradition’ and paying ‘respect to 200 years of holiday traditions at the White House.'”
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 27, 2017
With it ostensibly understood that certain hard-core haters would attack the Trump family regardless of the circumstances, what came as a mild surprise was not only the Establishment Media giving Twitter trolls credibility by covering their anonymous swipes at Mrs. Trump as somehow “newsworthy”, but they’ve also decided to personally cast aspersions not only on Melania, but on Christmas itself.
As the San Francisco Chronicle allegedly “reported” along with publishing the insults themselves;
Social media is mocking a photo display of White House holiday decorations that some say look rather haunting.
While most of the decorations appear traditional, one hallway has a more modern, stark display. The First Lady’s Director of Communications Stephanie Grisham also sent out a tweet with the image of the hallway decorations that many are deeming eerie and spooky and better suited to Halloween than Christmas.
One Twitter user pointed out that the dimly lit hallway lined with dead branches painted white looks like the perfect spot to tape a “Stranger Things” scene.
Another took the shadowy image and Photoshopped in Jack Skellington.
I wasn’t sure whether Melania’s White House Christmas decorations were more Pan’s Labyrinth, It, or Stranger Things, so I combined them all. pic.twitter.com/FKkcVHcxlM
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) November 27, 2017
But on the other side of the coin, the conservative-leaning Washington Free Beacon cited a handful of cheap-shot artists working for fashion magazines who decided to join in on the liberal hatefest;
The media is attacking First Lady Melania Trump for her White House Christmas decorations, comparing Mrs. Trump to an evil “ice queen” and criticizing her for wearing a coat while she helped decorate a tree.
The fashion world had a different reaction to the Obamas final Christmas decoration display at the White House, which included giant stuffed animals of the Obama dogs and puerile snowmen.
“The Obamas have set the bar high for holiday decorating; future First Families have big shoes to fill,” wrote Harpers Bazaar. The fashion magazine was awestruck by “friendly snowmen” “adorably dressed in earmuffs and scarves,” and said a foyer in the White House was “perfectly decorated.”
The magazine singled out “notable pieces of décor,” such as the “super-sized stuffed toy replicas of the Obamas’ dogs Sunny and Bo,” which were especially terrifying given Sunny’s penchant for mauling young girls and defecating in the White House.
Harpers Bazaar had no such praise for the decorations this year. Instead, the magazine criticized Melania for wearing an off-the-shoulder coat while decorating a Christmas tree, and piled on a
Twitter meme that compared the decorations in the East Colonnade to scenes in horror films.
“Twitter really doesn’t like the White House Christmas decorations,” wrote Harpers Bazaar, adding, “It’s been described as a ‘house of horrors.'”
The hallway is lined with tall “glistening wintry branches,” and leads to a Christmas tree that pays tribute to Gold Star families with star ornaments.
Vogue also used the display as an opportunity to attack the Trump White House. The fashion magazine criticized the decorations as being “very, very white,” and evoking an “apocalyptic, barren landscape similar to what some of us imagine lies in America’s future, or the calming white walls of a mental institution.”
Numerous mainstream media outlets wrote the same story. The New Yorker called Melania a “wicked queen,” Elle UK said she decorated the White House “like a nightmare,” while the Daily Beast headlined its story, “Step Inside Melania Trump’s Nightmare Before Christmas.”