A Vanity Fair article reported weeks ago that Melania did not want her husband’s presidency, nor her duties as first lady “come hell or highwater.” The piece used sources that reportedly were friends close to Melania. Amid these reports reports that First Lady Melania Trump never thought her husband would win the presidency, she certainly seems to be embracing her new responsibilities through her postings on Twitter, or at least through the holiday season.
Two weeks ago, Melania presented the White House decorations, which looked like something out of the terrifying stories from Slavic folklore. Though Baba Yaga did not pop out from the grey, slender trees on her broomstick, many memes and jokes circulated the internet poking fun at the macabre nature of the decorations.
One popular tweet questioned whether the decorations “were more Pan’s Labyrinth, It, or Stranger Things,” and posted a meme of the respective creatures hidden in the trees’ shadows.
I wasn't sure whether Melania's White House Christmas decorations were more Pan's Labyrinth, It, or Stranger Things, so I combined them all. pic.twitter.com/FKkcVHcxlM
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) November 27, 2017
A few others alluded to creepy scenes from Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining. One meme cropped the Grady sisters into the depths of the White House halls, while another featured Jack Nicholson trapped in the snow at the end of the film.
Come and play with us, Barron
And ever pic.twitter.com/G2ld524ZKU
— Yung $uicidal Tho✟s (@ZANTrav) November 27, 2017
— Schooley (@Rschooley) November 28, 2017
However, Melania seemed not to notice the jabs at her hard work. In fact, after her gothic and somewhat foreboding Christmas decorations were displayed in the White House, the holidays seem to be just about all the first lady is concerned with.
Last week, the first lady’s twitter account featured a series of tweets that were dedicated to the holiday season. Melania Trump tweeted about her holiday trip to Children’s Health in Washington D.C. where she read the holiday classic, the Polar Express. The tweet read:
‘Enjoyed last week’s visit to @childrenshealth in DC. Was wonderful to meet brave patients & their families. Wiching everyone a happy & healthy #Christmas season & #NewYear!’
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 12, 2017
The first lady also spent the days leading up to the holidays visiting veterans and their families. On December 13, Melania tweeted:
‘Great day with military families at @JBABdc as we sorted toys for children. Thank you @ToysForTots_USA for all that you do for kids across the country. Merry #Christmas!’
Melania posted several pictures and tweets from the event, including photos of her with veterans and their children.
Along with several charitable events she attended, Melania has posted frequently about her decorations. Earlier in the week, Melania posted a picture featuring another look at her Christmas decorations from the outside in. On December 9, Melania’s team posted a tweet featuring a Christmas wreath with a view of the White House lawn. The tweet stated: “Beautiful morning @WhiteHouse Christmas. First #snowday 2017.” Though the picture is certainly a wonderful view, it interestingly enough does not actually feature any snow at all.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 9, 2017
The first lady also featured an image just this morning of herself and President Trump for their official Christmas portrait. The tweet stated:
‘Merry Christmas from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. @POTUS &
@FLOTUS are seen Tuesday, December 5, in their official 2017 Christmas portrait, in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, D.C.’
Merry Christmas from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.@POTUS & @FLOTUS are seen Tuesday, December 5, in their official 2017 Christmas portrait, in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, D.C.
(Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks) pic.twitter.com/WRvY1sUUuw
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 14, 2017
So, whether or not Vanity Fair‘s article is accurate, and it appears to be true, it seems as if Melania’s public relations team has her stepping up her first lady game for the holidays.
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