White House on CNN's Christmas party boycott

  • White House on CNN's Christmas party boycott

White House on CNN's Christmas party boycott

US First Lady Melania Trump unveiled a striking White House Christmas decoration aesthetic to the world this week - and it immediately split opinion into those who see a winter wonderland and those who see an outright horror show.

First lady Melania Trump watches as ballerinas perform a piece from The Nutcracker among the 2017 holiday decorations in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Sources at the system disclosed to POLITICO that a Trump tweet a weekend ago reprimanding CNN International was seen as particularly bothering, in light of the conviction that it endangered writers working in perilous areas or nations antagonistic to a free press.

Mrs. Trump's signature Christmas includes 71 wreaths, 53 Christmas trees, more than 18,000 lights, more than 12,000 ornaments, more than 3,100 yards (about 2800 meters) of ribbon and more than 1,000 feet (300 meters) of garland, the White House said.

"Don't worry @AprilDRyan because I'm nice I'll bake one for you next week", she wrote, adding a wink and the hashtags #RealPie and #FakeNews.

With less than a month to go for Christmas, US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have adorned the Presidential residence according to the theme of Time-Honored Traditions.

Also on Tuesday, a CNN spokesman announced the network would be boycotting the White House Christmas Party taking place Friday at 2 p.m.

Now President Trump has vowed to take on the so-called war on Christmas.

A separate tree near the East Wing entrance honors military families who have lost loved ones.

Traditional Christmas wreaths are hanging outside every window of the White House, the official home of presidents, in Washington, D.C. On top of each wreath is a bright red bow.

The 350-pound (about 160-kilogram) gingerbread house this year offers a view of the White House from the south. The White House said Melania Trump chose every detail of the design. Fifty-six Lego gingerbread houses, one for each state and US territory, were nestled in the branches of the trees that decorated the State Dining Room.

More than 25,000 people are expected to visit the White House over the next few weeks.