Melania Trump slammed for showing off 'historically ludicrous' Christmas decor while children are tear-gassed at border: 'What a great way to start the holiday season'

Kerry Justich

Melania Trump is gearing up for the holidays by showing off the newly decorated White House. 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.

Hundreds of Central American migrant men, women and children began to make their way toward the border between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego over the weekend. But as they attempted to cross into the United States on Sunday, authorities began to fire tear gas to disperse the migrant caravan and shut down the border crossing. Photos of distressed children and families from the scene have caused an uproar online.

Nevertheless, President Trump used Twitter early Monday morning to post a threat about closing the border permanently and encouraging more funding for the wall.

Just about two hours later, his wife posted the video and some photos showcasing the administration’s decor.

From pointing out the paradox between the cheerful, bright holiday festivities within the White House and the simultaneous devastation of migrant families to shaming the Trumps for spending taxpayer dollars on the decor instead of helping those in need, people appeared to hold a lot of criticism for FLOTUS’s posts.

Some have even pointed out the odd decision to decorate with red Christmas trees, instead of the usual festive green, saying that they look “bloody” or reminiscent of the dystopian series The Handmaid’s Tale. 

Still, there are others who continue to praise the work of the administration, including its efforts to bring beautiful decor into the White House.

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