Throughout the Trump administration, the US President and First Lady have taken a bold, unique and unconventional visual approach to the White House Christmas decorations. Who could forget the haunting blood-red trees, or icy bare white branches, that Barbara Bush famously described as a "House of Horrors?”
For 2020, Melania Trump, who heads up the White House Christmas décor, abandoned her previous unusual nods entirely, allowing tradition to take center stage. This year's theme 'America the Beautiful' translates into green trees, silver and gold ornaments and white lights.
The East Colonnade is lined with urns holding plumes of foliage and greenery from each state and territory, and the Red Room showcases a tree with ornaments celebrating frontline workers; including a rubbish truck, scientist, caregiver, lab coat and nurse hat.
In her last and final address as First Lady she said, “We salute America's everyday heroes who serve as first responders and frontline workers. Handmade ornaments highlight the many professionals and volunteers who serve their communities with a spirit of generosity.” With a mere 50 days left at the White House, Melania Trump seems to be putting the nation’s trust and traditions back where she found them.