In the words of Buddy the Elf, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is… posting on social media for all to jeer.
OK, not quite, but First Lady Melania Trump‘s Santa selfie surely followed the modified adage.
On the Christmas morning, Trump posted a selfie through a smart filter that changed the appearance of her eyes, gave her a Santa hat with knitted deer and snowflake patterns, and a halo of mystical, glowing prancing deer around her.
— Melania Trump 45 Archived (@FLOTUS45) December 25, 2017
Despite the first lady’s intention to lead the day’s festivities with a cheerful photo, the comments on her selfie quickly turned into a debate of who exactly gets to have a “merry” Christmas.
Unless you’re one of the millions poor and deprived by wealthy scum.
— The Socialist Party (@OfficialSPGB) December 25, 2017
Try getting a job and stop stealing from others with handouts. 👍🇺🇸
— 〽️ Go Blue! (@mjpete80) December 25, 2017
Critics found Trump’s photo, filter, and duck face, etc., to be classless, questioning how this was acceptable communication from the White House.
Reminds me of what my Grandmother always said about class. You have it or you don't, no matter how much money, etc. No class at all in the current White House.
— 🐋🌊Bluedevilyn 🌊🐬 (@BlueDevilyn) December 25, 2017
— Mana Yegani (@Law_Mana) December 25, 2017
— Carrie Gallagher (@lovablemarketer) December 25, 2017
Flotus just accidentally tweeted her tinder profile pic. https://t.co/fLDlu0Wdp1
— Tim Hanlon (@TimfromDa70s) December 26, 2017
— Laura Loves Democracy (@LauraGwashere) December 25, 2017
At least her official White House portrait and greeting with her husband President Donald Trump evoked a bit more of a “winter wonderland.”