The White House unveils Christmas decorations

Aaron Brown
November 28, 2017

Americas first family will celebrate its first White House Christmas with a nod to tradition, as First Lady Melania Trump gives a personal touch to the annual celebrations. Trump has called the magazine "failing" and Carter a "sissy". "This isn't something she wanted and it isn't something he ever thought he'd win", they said. Stone continued, paraphrasing what Melania might have said: " 'Your friends are exhausted of this striptease.

Now, a new profile from Vanity Fair seems to confirm what many have always believed to be true, that Melania wanted no freaking part of this.

As VF's Sarah Ellison reports, it was Melania who pushed Donald to run in 2016 after he had toyed with the idea in 2012.

"I think she's trying her best", was Ivana's short response.

'She's attractive, like an angel!' one young boy remarked, as the first lady - who's cream-colored belted dress with bell sleeves could have been worn by a tree topper - walked into the East Room to help a group of kids make garland.

Melania is at least partially defensive of her title and position alongside her husband.

Ivana married Donald Trump in 1977. "I don't think she was ever too insane about it". The anonymous pal added, "She didn't want this come hell or high water".

Longtime Trump friend and former modelling agency proprietor Paolo Zampolli dismissed rumours of Melania's unhappiness. That might not be saying much, given that President Trump's approval rating at this point in his presidency is lower than any president in the history of modern polling.

More than 150 volunteers from 29 states spent 1,600 hours in decoration of the White House this year.

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CNN reporter Kate Bennett reached out to a spokeswoman for the first lady regarding the article, and was met with opposition.

For example, it's not entirely clear what she does with her days. She has just nine staffers-half the number of employees that both Michelle Obama and Laura Bush had.

What also remains mysterious is the state of the Trump marriage, Vanity Fair story said.

There are multiple trees, including the official White House Christmas tree with ornaments depicting the seals of USA states and a tree honouring US troops killed in combat. She and Barron, in fact, made the move to Washington, D.C., in early summer.

But a longtime friend of the Trumps told Vanity Fair, during its investigation into the First Lady's East Wing, that the job was not what Melania ever wanted for herself.

But another friend said that the president relies on his third wife, perhaps more than anyone.

However, one unidentified "longterm friend" of the Trumps told Ellison that Melanie didn't really think it was going to happen in the end. "And he listens to her and adores her".

Dressed in autumnal tones, with a rusty orange turtleneck and a brown skirt (which appeared to be leather, ironically), Trump wore a floral coat overtop designed by Stella McCartney, who's vowed to be as environmentally and animal-friendly as possible, never using fur or real leather in her designs.

Zampolli, who is now the United Nations ambassador to Dominica, acknowledged that being a political spouse probably wasn't pleasant for Melania at first. Whether she's swatting her husband's hand away, launching an anti-cyberbullying initiative while the President blasts members of his own party on Twitter, or inspiring conspiracy theories about a supposed body double that stands in her place, there's been plenty of fodder for those who love speculating about the First Lady's life. "She knows what she wants", he said.

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