Trump wishes US Merry Christmas as President

01 December, 2017, 06:38 | Author: Diane Mills
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The first lady's theme is "Time-Honored Traditions", a nod to 200 years of holiday celebrations at the executive mansion.

The 350-pound (160-kilogram) gingerbread house in the State Dining Room offers a view of the White House from the South Lawn, with wreaths on every window and a US flag flying from its sugary rooftop. Mrs. Trump has also invited children and students from a nearby military base to come see the decorations and work on holiday arts and crafts.

Now President Trump has weighed in.

"As we approach the end of the year we got to thinking, "Did Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren fundraises off of Trump's "Pocahontas" jab Dem senator slams Trump's "moral authority" after 'Pocahontas" remark Bill Press: Religion flunks morality MORE really bring Christmas Back to the White House?'" said host Chris Hayes, on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes", before rolling the clip.

"The decorations are up!" the first lady tweeted Monday morning.

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The decorations continue a tradition that dates back decades. "Melania Trump tweeted, "@WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate!

In a video the First Lady posted on Twitter, viewers can see the nativity scene, which shows Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus with a crown, as well as other stunning Christmas decorations. "That is what makes every Christmas merry". More than 150 volunteers from around the country spent more than 1,600 hours decorating the White House. Fifty-six Lego gingerbread houses, one for each state and USA territory, were nestled in the branches of the trees that decorated the State Dining Room.

This year marks the 95th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting.

The "birther" conspiracy theory was first peddled during the 2008 presidential race and asserts Mr Obama was ineligible to be president because he was not born a citizen of the US.

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