Trump lights National Christmas Tree

02 December, 2017, 00:37 | Author: Ora Austin
  • Jim Acosta of CNN waits to do a live shot following the daily briefing at the White House in Washington Wednesday Aug. 2 2017

Included in the White House Christmas decorations is a huge 300-pound gingerbread replica of the White House itself, complete with Christmas wreaths in each window.

President Trump has often reiterated that "We're gonna start saying Merry Christmas again!" and the White House decorations seem to back up the Trump family's commitment to celebrating the Christmas holiday. That is the true source of joy this time of the year.

"With Trump as your president, we are going to be celebrating "merry Christmas" again and it's going to be done with a big, handsome tax cut", he continued. The dancers echoed the first themed Christmas at the White House, Jacqueline Kennedy's "Nutcracker Suite" in 1961.

First Lady Melania Trump proudly showed off DC's newest winter wonderland to children from Joint Base Andrews Monday.

The family Christmas card is framed and on display, along with cards from past presidents.

Co-hosts Dean Cain and Kathie Lee Gifford were with the president and first lady Melania Trump as the switch lit up the Christmas tree, adorned in blue and yellow lights.

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Trump has repeatedly taken shots at Obama for not wishing the country a "Merry Christmas", both before and after he took office. Perhaps President Trump has taken to wearing novelty reindeer socks? In Trump's view, the move toward the use of the more inclusive "happy holidays" phrase minimized the Christian celebration. "We will send a White House reporting team to the event and report on it if news warrants".

Among the Christmas, standards are an 18-by-6-foot (5.5-by-1.8-meter) Balsam fir from Wisconsin in the traditional spot in the Blue Room, decorated with ornaments bearing the seals of every state and USA territory.

The White House said she personally chose every detail of the decor.

The holiday celebrating begins later Monday with a party for the volunteer decorators and will continue well into December with receptions and parties - sometimes two a day - for the next several weeks.

It was the 95th ceremony of lighting up the main Christmas tree USA.

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