Melania Trump brushes off Christmas decoration critics: 'I think they look fantastic'

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The talk show host slammed Melania Trump's red Christmas trees she decorated the White House with this year!

"This is a joyous time of year when we decorate the White House for the Christmas Season", the first lady said in a statement.

The First Lady raised similar critiques with her 2017 decorations.

"It's the 21st century and everybody has different tastes, I think they look fantastic".

Santa visits Invercargill with his reindeer during the Southland Christmas Parade
John Hawkins Santa visits Invercargill with his reindeer during the Southland Christmas Parade

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Added @plucas1000: "This is the white house christmas decorations of 2018, and those blood-red trees look literally like out of a horror movie".

Melania Trump's #BeBest campaign has been the target of criticism since it was announced, given her husband, President Donald Trump, is well known for his personal attacks on critics.

But the first lady invited all the haters to come check out the decorations in person.

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"I think they look fantastic", Trump said.

As the crowd erupted in applause, Trump added: "In real life, they look even more handsome".

The president's children Don Jr. and Tiffany, daughter-in-law Lara Trump, Don Jr.'s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke were also in attendance.

This year the theme is America's Treasures, with red, white and blue evident throughout the White House.

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But the event was aimed mostly at discussing the USA opioid epidemic and she said she had taught her son "what is right, what is wrong".

One Liberty student, Christian, asked what the first lady's advice would be to other mothers about opioid and drug abuse. "So next generation can be respectful and kind and also sometimes you need to fight back".

Mrs. Trump was speaking at a Liberty University "town hall" about the opioid addiction epidemic.

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