A SECOND OPINION: A White House Christmas

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First Lady Melania Trump checks the Christmas decorations Sunday,
29 November  2020, in the Cross Hall 
of the White House. to
make  sure “the spirit  of peace and  joy fills
 the historic
rooms and  halls of the  People’s House.”
(Official White House Photo/Andrea Hanks)

by Mary Foran

Melania Trump sure went all out to decorate the White House this year for Christmas. Meanwhile, her husband, President Donald Trump, 74, continues to dispute Joe Biden’s electoral win for the Presidency of the USA.

The theme for this year’s décor is “America the Beautiful” which Melania told People Magazine pays tribute to “this land we are all proud to call home.”

Mrs. Trump, 50, thanked the volunteers who helped with the theme,  making sure “the spirit of peace and joy fills the historic rooms and halls of the People’s House.”

“During this special time of year, I am delighted to share ‘America the Beautiful’ and pay tribute to the majesty of our great nation,” she wrote on Instagram, also sharing snapshots of herself inspecting and admiring the ornaments and elegant trees set throughout the White House halls. She added, “Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.”

The White House is a dazzling display of lights and Christmas décor. Trump, 74, says he will “certainly” leave office after the electoral college finalizes his loss on December 14th. His presidency would then end on January 20th.

The National Christmas Tree as seen at President’s Park, the Ellipse of the White House, Wednesday evening, 2 December 2020. (Official White House Photo/Joyce N. Boghosian)

As the House of the People, the White House takes on a special charm this time of year. Receptions and get-togethers at the highest levels are required by tradition, even with the social distancing and mask-wearing admonitions of the health officials warning against the spread of Covid-19.

It has been revealed that President Trump’s private lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has contracted the virus and been sent to the hospital to recover.

Trump is still litigating the outcomes of several states’ voting, charging fraud and vote tampering. There has been some evidence of irregularities, but not enough to overturn Biden’s win. It is said that Trump plans to hold a rally on inauguration day to protest the outcome of the election.

Trump’s “warp-speed” program of vaccine production for the Covid-19 virus will have born fruit by then. First to receive the vaccine will be the elderly in assisted living homes and then first responders and front-line workers in hospitals and clinics.

President Trump, joined by the First Lady, delivers remarks at the pre-recorded National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on 30 November 2020, on the Blue Room Balcony of the White House. This is Trump’s last Christmas in the White House unless he runs again in 2024 and wins. (Official White House Photo/Andrea Hanks)

Lockdowns are still being called in many states as Covid-19 cases surge in the USA. An economic stimulus bill is still being considered in Congress which would help to alleviate the financial impact of the lockdowns on small businesses and individuals.

For all intents and purposes, this is President Donald Trump’s last Christmas in the White House, unless he runs again in 2024 and wins, a scenario at which he has hinted.

The New Year will bring a new Administration. (Photo/Myriams-Fotos from Pixabay)

The New Year will bring a new season, a new dynamic, and a new Administration to the House of the People.