The 2017 Christmas decorations were unveiled in a stunning video montage showing the incredibly tasteful display complete with a nativity scene. The White House has never looked more like Christmas.
“The President, Barron, and I are very excited for our first Christmas in the White House,” said First Lady Melania Trump said in a release on Monday.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 27, 2017
President Donald Trump often spoke on the campaign trail about his desire to bring the phrase back.
During their entire eight years in office, Barack and Michelle Obama never included “Merry Christmas” on their Christmas cards, opting instead for “Happy Holidays,” the New York Post reported.
Michelle’s first Christmas video also did not include the nativity scene in it.
TWITTER was immediately abuzz over the White House decorations…The overwhelming majority of negative comments refer to how the decorations are “over the top” or “tacky”. The hate for all things Trump was visible in scorching comments from snowflakes:
Yes, there were comments about the nativity scene too. The Hill commented on the nativity scene being included in Trump’s first White House Christmas. Why wouldn’t it be?
Rumors swirled during Obama’s presidency about whether the nativity scene would be displayed. We found that the Obamas discussed a “non-secular” Christmas but didn’t follow through with it…Can you imagine?
THE OBAMAS DISCUSSED A “NON-SECULAR” CHRISTMAS?
The Obamas talked about have a “non-secular Christmas” without a nativity scene at Christmas to be “more inclusive” but they didn’t follow through with it: The New York Times reported:
President Obama didn’t ban a nativity scene display at the White House. A report that appeared in the New York Times‘ fashion section that made reference to the Obamas planning a “non-secular Christmas” is behind those rumors.
The original report was about Desirée Rogers, a “glamorous corporate executive from Chicago,” joining the Obama White House as social security. In that role, Rogers would orchestrate White House special events and celebrations. Rogers mentioned the Obamas were discussing a “non-secular Christmas” display at the White House during an introductory luncheon:
The lunch conversation inevitably turned to whether the White House would display its crèche, customarily placed in a prominent spot in the East Room. Ms. Rogers, this participant said, replied that the Obamas did not intend to put the manger scene on display — a remark that drew an audible gasp from the tight-knit social secretary sisterhood. (A White House official confirmed that there had been internal discussions about making Christmas more inclusive and whether to display the crèche.)