The liberal tradition for the last three years has been to criticize pretty much everything First Lady Melania Trump does or says. And the Christmas season is no different.
Like every first lady before her and many throughout the US, Melania puts a lot of effort into how her home is decorated for the holiday. And every year, she gives a video tour of her staff’s hard work, which, nearly as soon as it is released, is pounced on by the heartless liberal left and every detail, including Melania’s outfit, is labeled as somehow less than acceptable.
In 2017, the First Lady chose a Winter Wonderland theme. As you can imagine, there was a lot of white; white lights, white trees, and patches of white snow everywhere. However, some didn’t appreciate it, saying that the shadows cast by the bare trees and bright lights were much more like Harry Potter’s Voldemort than anything related to the joyous holiday. Vox asked, “Is Melania Trump’s White House Christmas aesthetic angelic or horrific?”
In 2018, the White House was decorated with much more color, red to be exact, which happens to be a timeless Christmas shade. The East Colonnade was filled with cranberry-colored trees, red ornaments on dark green trees, lots of white lights. But it seems this was not what liberals wanted for Christmas either.
The “blood trees,” as they were referred to, were given white caps in some social media responses to lo Melania’s Christmas Decorations and Outfit Once Again Trashed ok similar to the red capes and white bonnets worn by women of The Resistance in a popular Netflix show, The Handmaid’s Tale.
USA Today described the scene as “ghoulish” and “scary.”
This year, Melania chose a patriotic theme for her decorations and named it “The Spirit of America.” The First Lady said she wanted to honor “the courageous individuals who have shaped our country and kept the American spirit alive.”
Gold stars and red, white, and blue ribbons adorn the Gold Star Family Tree in the East Wing. And the Grand Foyer is dusted in faux snow from top to bottom with a timeline of “American design, innovation and architecture” hanging from the ceiling in three-dimensional stars.
As The Washington Post shockingly stated, “It’s all quite lovely.” But that was the end of the positive attention the White House or Melania was to receive from article writer Robin Givhan.
Instead, Givhan chose to degrade Melania’s outfit, calling it “ridiculous,” “cold,” and “aloof.”
She wrote, “For her tour, Mrs. Trump wears all white: a dress with a simple jewel neckline, white stiletto-heeled pumps, and a white coat. The coat is draped over her shoulders as she strolls through the White House.”
“The coat looks ridiculous.”
Givhan goes on to say that the coat is much “more than a silly fashion folly,” it is “a distraction.” She says, “In a video that is intended to celebrate the warmth and welcoming spirit of the holiday season, that simple flourish exudes cold, dismissive aloofness.”
She continued saying, “She has styled herself in a manner that contradicts what her staff has so often insisted – that she is an engaged hostess who sweats the details and frets about her guests’ comfort. Instead, she looks like the sort of host who greets her guests at the front door, tells them to remove their shoes and warns them not to sit on the Lalanne sheep.”
And that by far was not the end of Givhan’s rant on Melania or her coat.
But as some, even on the far left, pointed out, “Melania Trump’s problem is not her coat,” as Mother Jones, a leftist outlet, put it. At least they have the decency to be honest about their thoughts.
No, the real problem with Melania, for the left, is that she is married to Donald Trump. Everything she says and does is tainted somehow because of her relationship to him and their strong desire to rid America of him.
Her coat, which is a classic and timeless look, and one that she has worn many times, is apparently ridiculous. Her Christmas decorations this year are the stuff that would “haunt your nightmares” and “joyless,” according to the Daily Beast. Even her “Be Best” child wellness initiative is dragged through the mud because of her last name.
By acting in this manner, they show themselves to be nothing more than petty middle school girls, jealous of someone who has prettier hair.