There has been a quite a bit of social media debate on Melania Trump’s Christmas decor this year.

America’s glamorous First Lady focused on the magic of the season with her arrangements.

“The White House at Christmas traditionally has been a magical place for children,” The White House Historical Association explains. Since the 1800s, the White House has been home to Christmas trees (except under conservationist Teddy Roosevelt), elaborate decorations, and many Christmas parties and festivities.

A video released by First Lady Melania Trump shows Christmas trees, lights, bows, cookies, and ornaments decorating the White House for the Trumps’ first Christmas there.

The video zooms in on the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, and baby Jesus of the White House nativity set. Baby Jesus is crowned.

A glimpse of the video shows that she created an a truly enchanted environment for White House visitors.

I would like to point out that none of the Trump Christmas ornaments featured Mao Zedong or Che Guevara.

And while there were plenty of Trump-hating grinches to snark at the festive arrangements, I did not expect to see the media question if the inspiration behind the beauty was the former First Lady.

First the Merry Christmas greeting, and now the candy-covered rooms at the White House – are the Trumps trolling the Obamas?

Newly seen photos from the Red Room show Melania Trump’s take on decor for the special space – which is shown decked-out in candy canes and other sweet treats.

The extravagant display brings a new holiday twist to the White House, especially since Michelle Obama walked out.

Obama previously rooted her iconic vegetable garden on the South Lawn, which was a reflection of the family’s health campaign, Let’s Move, for schools – which the Trumps have mostly done away with.

Based on the available data, I assert that no trolling was involved in the making of the White House Christmas plans. I suspect the gracious and tempered Melania did not give her predecessor a single thought as the holiday decor was prepared and installed.

But it is still entertaining to see that the Trumps continue to live rent-free in the heads of the members of the media.

For a sweet and satisfying Christmas treat, here is a video of Melania making gumball trees with a group of school children. The candy decor is clearly featured in the room.

Those of you who are calorie-counting or counting carbs may be interested to discover that the White House pastry chefs made and decorated 31,000 Christmas cookies and built a 350-pound gingerbread replica of the White House adorned with candy.

Legal Insurrection readers will recall my last report on the continuing rollback on Michelle Obama’s signature school lunch program, which focused on chocolate milk. Amanda Radke, a fifth generation rancher from South Dakota and a former “Beef Ambassador” for the cattle industry has shared her thoughts on the Trump administration’s school meal plans:

While the proposed changes don’t address animal protein serving sizes (which I believe need to be increased), the rule does offer schools more flexibility to develop meal plans that meet the tastes and preferences of their students and faculty, and it also mandates that at least two liquid dairy options are offered in schools.

This is a win in my book and certainly a step in the right direction. Let’s hope, if this rule moves forward, the students agree.

Tasty food for lunch and candy as treats. Truly both the Trumps are giving America gifts that will keep giving through the New Year!


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