It’s Christmas in July for Melania Trump. While the rest of the country has been glued to Wednesday’s congressional hearing with Robert Mueller — with many impeachment-minded politicians thinking Christmas has come early — the first lady has made it clear that she plans to be in the White House at least until Dec. 25.
In the midst of Mueller’s testimony, the first lady’s team posted photos of her getting an early start on holiday preparations, which they dubbed a “unique tradition.” Accompanying photos show FLOTUS picking out decorations and signing off on her follow-up to last year’s eyebrow-raising red Christmas trees.
Over on Instagram, Trump’s devotees left gushing comments like, “You make everything beautiful!” Over on Twitter, however, the reaction was considerably less festive.
Many were perplexed as to why the first lady was already kicking off Christmas planning.
lmao its July, you loon
— Official Marianne Williamson Fan Account (@Fad_ducker) July 24, 2019
You know it's July, right?
— Robert Müller (@Sushifish23) July 24, 2019
Have you condemned your husband’s racism… or are you too busy planning for Christmas in July?
— Aléx Young (@AlexYoung) July 24, 2019
Other critics taunted her over the possibility of a Trump impeachment and pre-Christmas exit, with one likening her Christmas planning to “rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.”
Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
— Jarrod Ranney (@jarrod_ranney) July 24, 2019
This will be your last Christmas in the White House. 🇺🇸
— Jules Morgan (@glamelegance) July 24, 2019
Sweetheart, I don’t think you’re still going to be living in the White House in December. Are you not listening to the Mueller testimony? "Yes, obstruction!"
— John Daws (@grajillas) July 24, 2019
Your husband is going to prison!
— Blues for Allah (@ManitouJules) July 24, 2019
She also caught flak over the border detention centers.
You know what would be cool? If you decorated the halls of the White House leading to the Christmas tree with the personal belongings of the kids who your hubby is currently keeping in kiddie concentration camps on our southern border. Purses, rosaries, Bibles, photos... Cool!
— bob timmerman (@SquatloBob) July 24, 2019
Hmmm, will you be decorating the concentration camps for the holidays as well? I’m sure Christ would approve...
— Suze (@suzeysway1) July 24, 2019
If your lying spouse isn’t impeached before then
— Just Do Right (@ran_do_right) July 24, 2019
It’s a lot of hubbub over a seemingly innocuous holiday-themed post, but maybe it’s what FLOTUS had in mind all along? After all, nothing says “not so fast” like interrupting calls for your husband to be impeached by announcing your intentions to stick around for at least the next few months.
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