First Lady Melania Trump Reveals Christmas 2018 at the White House

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Fitting this year's decor theme "American Treasures", the one-minute video shows Trump clad in all-black strolling through an ominous sea of pointed, blood-red cone-shaped trees, touching various ornaments displaying miniature USA landmarks, and looking at blue-and-gold trees. But after posting a video to Twitter displaying all of the extravagant decor and numerous Christmas trees around the mansion, people can't help but point out that the administration is celebrating this festive time all while children are being tear-gassed at the U.S. -Mexico border.

As is White House tradition, the first lady selects the annual Christmas tree and decorations, and this year was no different.

Instead of just a White House version, chefs also created a gingerbread Capitol Building, Washington Monument and Lincoln and Jefferson memorials.

In the East Wing, a time-honored tradition returns to honor military families.

The tree was presented by Larry Smith, the victor of the National Christmas Tree Contest.

In India a bus fell into a river: 25 victims
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister, G Parameshwara on Saturday gave updates on the accident that took place in Karnataka's Mandya . A boy who jumped from the vehicle is believed to be the only survivor and is said to be 'in a state of shock'.

The Red Room features ornaments and two wreaths made of pencils stamped with "Be Best", Mrs. Trump's youth initiative. There are also 72 handmade paper ornaments representing six of the country's regions hanging from four 14-foot Noble fir trees.

Down the East colonnade, more than 40 topiary trees line the way through to the East Garden Room.

This marks Melania's second Christmas in which she's been tasked with leading America into the most wonderful season of all. It took 225 pounds of gingerbread to create.

Four custom-made mantelpieces feature the skylines of New York, St. Louis, Chicago and San Francisco. A recent White House statement claims she had been working on their design since August.

First lady Melania Trump on Monday unveiled an "American Treasures" White House Christmas theme with a hall full of red holiday trees standing for bravery and valor, but all critics on social media could see was a scene out of the 1980 horror movie The Shining.

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