The White House has released a new Christmas ad.
I say “ad” because that’s what it looks like—no family, no helping the needy or coming together in peace. Just Melania looking “in charge” as she looks over plans and bunches up ribbon. (She’s so busy she doesn’t even take her jacket off.)
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 27, 2017
The camera swirls around an East Wing that looks more like the ground floor at Macy’s than America’s home, as the third Mrs. Trump approves of the final touches on the blindingly white tableau.
With a vintage Nativity scene and a dozen trees drowning in tinsel, there’s no missing that the Trumps have won the War on Christmas. Why they even blurred out the vaguely effeminate man giving Melania pointers on the layout.
Not surprisingly, the video sparked differing responses on Twitter. Some followers felt it was nice to have some real Christians in the White House after that Muslim terrorist who wasn’t even born in this country.
How wonderful to say Merry Christmas in the White House & know they mean it
— Carol Kinder (@KellysMom91) November 27, 2017
And then there was this.
What is this a fucking Macy's ad? Make sure the swastika stockings are hung by the chimney with care. Oh and maybe hubby could resign and give us all the best Christmas gift ever!!
— Roger James Epperson (@Eppe1Roger) November 27, 2017
In comparison, here is the Obama’s first Christmas video.
But we can’t drag the First Lady too much: According to Vanity Fair, she never wanted the job.
“This isn’t something she wanted and it isn’t something he ever thought he’d win,” one longtime Trump friend said of Melania’s role. “She didn’t want this come hell or high water. I don’t think she thought it was going to happen.”
At the same time, she was tired of his waffling, telling Donald, “Your friends are tired of this striptease. Every four years you talk about it,” according to GOP strategist Roger Stone.
“He always wanted to run,” Stone told VF. “She is the one who pushed him to run just by saying ’run or do not run.’ I don’t think she was ever too crazy about it… She said, ‘It’s not my thing. It’s Donald’s thing.’ And I think she understood he was going to be unhappy if he didn’t run.”
So he did and now we’re unhappy. Merry Christmas.