- Chapo Trap House among leftist channels banned on Twitch for streaming Democratic debate 1 Year Ago
- Meet Ryker, the world’s worst service dog 1 Year Ago
- Far-right blogger claims Trump ordered arrest of Julian Assange Today 3:47 PM
- Reddit man wants to tell people he’s been with his girlfriend for one year instead of 6—for an incredibly dumb reason Today 2:18 PM
- John C. Reilly’s son Leo is a TikTok star Today 1:58 PM
- ‘Vanderpump Rules’ recap: A friendship sails Today 1:52 PM
- For celebs, Kobe Bryant tattoos are all the rage Today 1:01 PM
- The internet has discovered Jim and Pam Halpert’s daughter—and she’s on TikTok Today 12:32 PM
- YouPorn launches adult-themed TikTok knock-off Today 12:29 PM
- Clearview AI client list reportedly stolen Today 11:56 AM
- Billie Eilish’s brother Finneas walks back on tone-deaf advice to young creatives Today 11:26 AM
- ‘Caronavirus’ trends after Trump misspells coronavirus Today 11:20 AM
- Conservative writer claims rape victims, trans people are most privileged Today 10:45 AM
- Colin Trevorrow reveals the title of the 3rd ‘Jurassic World’ movie Today 10:28 AM
- You can pre-order Bloomberg’s ‘not a socialist’ hats now if you really want to Today 10:06 AM
First lady Melania Trump responded on Wednesday to the all the trolling over her White House Christmas decor this week by simply dismissing the haters.
As far as Trump is concerned, the decorations are on point—and an avalanche of Twitter memes won’t change her opinion.
“We are in 21st century and everybody has a different taste,” Trump told reporters, according to BuzzFeed News. “I think they look fantastic. In real life, they look even more beautiful.”
Trump unveiled her theme and design for the White House Christmas decorations on Monday in a one-minute long trailer only to be mocked online for some of her bolder choices, specifically the dozens of red “blood trees” lining the corridors of the east colonnade.
The new White House Christmas decorations video is here, and this time Melania’s installed a whole hallway full of... (checks notes)... blood trees? pic.twitter.com/UjOxnnqa7x— William Bibbiani (@WilliamBibbiani) November 26, 2018
The internet grabbed hold of the image, which made instant meme material, and found all kinds of creative comparisons to horror media like The Shining and The Handmaid’s Tale.
Checking out FLOTUS decorations at the White House like... pic.twitter.com/J0hcBD3DvG— Young Democrats of America (@youngdems) November 26, 2018
Decorator: Okay, so we want to avoid looking like the entrance to the White Witch's Narnian castle like we did last year.— Approximately Jane (@sgtjanedoe) November 26, 2018
Melania: What about red?
Decorator: Sure, red ornaments are cheerful!
Melania: No. The trees. Red.
Melania: Like the blood of my enemies. pic.twitter.com/hOuDYFT8Om
TOUR GUIDE: Has anyone seen the children? There was supposed to be an entire 3rd grade class in here.— Mark Lisanti (@marklisanti) November 27, 2018
MELANIA: What childrens?
BLOOD TREE: [Belches] pic.twitter.com/tD2zmBl3U5
AIDE: There’s this perception you don’t care about children, so we need to—— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) November 26, 2018
MELANIA: Get me the blood-red nightmare Christmas trees with NO ORNAMENTS OR PRESENTS pic.twitter.com/2F3jv8oyAO
Melania's trees or car wash. pic.twitter.com/XaJu1k9MDP— GogynyDe (@gogynyde) November 26, 2018
Maybe we just need to see them in “real life.”
- Melania Trump’s red Christmas trees evoke more horror than holidays
- The best Donald Trump memes on the internet
- The best Joe Biden memes that stand the test of time
H/T BuzzFeed News
David Gilmour is a reporter who specializes in national politics, internet culture, and technology.