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Once Again, the First Lady's Festive White House Christmas Decorations Bring Out the Worst in Democrats

Topiary trees line the East colonnade during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

As the Trump family prepares for its second Christmas in the White House, liberals are again panning First Lady Melania Trump’s festive decorations with scathing, hate-filled insults. Trashing the first lady’s elegant Christmas decor has become a holiday tradition for many on the Left, apparently. It really is sad to see.

I figured when I saw her choice of decor in the East Colonnade, the Left was going to have a field day criticizing it. But even I was surprised by the ferocity of their hatred and venom:

Mrs. Trump’s choice of striking red topiary trees to line the East Colonnade was bold, to be sure, and certainly not for everybody, but does it really warrant the fusillade of attacks we’re seeing on Twitter? You would think she decorated the trees with ornaments depicting Communist dictators or transvestites, or even an ornament showing her husband on Mount Rushmore. Such baubles would truly be tacky and appalling. But no — she merely decked one of the White House halls with an abundance of red trees. And Left-wing “resisters” on Twitter are — of course — resisting, to a typically unhinged degree.

Democrats are comparing the red trees to The Handmaid’s Tale because the handmaids wear red cloaks. Get it? This is “hilarious,” we’re told:

They’re also comparing the red trees to a car wash, Muppets, and other assorted things. They’ve even brought back last year’s favorite comparison — The Shining:

Mostly they just sniped about how ugly it all is, and what a terrible decorator Melania Trump is:

Here’s one that manages to contradict itself in only six words:

Then there are the tweets condemning the money spent on such finery — as if this is somehow a new thing that just started with the Trump White House:

Since when are socialists so conscientious about spending other peoples’ money, anyway?

Back in May, the first lady announced her “Be Best” anti-cyberbullying campaign dedicated to protecting what she called “the most valuable and fragile among us” — our children. Left-wing Twitter conflates the campaign to protect children from cyberbullies with the president’s trolling of (fully grown) Democrats and media personalities. And without seeing the irony, these dolts go online to bully the polite, mild-mannered first lady — even as they accuse the president of being a cyberbully.

This is because the Left is not only seething with unhinged hatred for our admittedly combative president, but also for his polite, mild-mannered wife — so much so that the Left mocks everything about her, including her worthy and laudable “Be Best” campaign:

Then there are tweets that use the first lady’s Christmas decorations as a launching pad to make other idiotic and incoherent political statements. Those poor, unfortunate children who were dragged to the border by either irresponsible parents or child traffickers? Yeah, that’s 100 percent the fault of the president and first lady:

You don’t like the red trees? This art teacher politely criticized the first lady’s choice of red topiary trees, while complimenting the rest of the decor:

That is how it’s done.