Melania Trump Defends 'Fantastic' Red Christmas Trees

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She invited everyone to come to the White House over the Christmas season to see the decorations up close.

However, given that White House tours need to be requested a minimum of 21 days in advance, it's possible Melania was being a little too optimistic. "... I'm here to remind you that some of those decisions, though they seem minor at the time, could negatively impact you for the rest of your lives".

The First Lady of the United States laughed off criticism of her Christmas decorations while bringing attention to the nation's opioid crisis.

Last year, rows of branches sprayed white and lit from below were a haunting first sight for anyone fearless enough to tread down the hallway and this year, people are describing the First Lady's bold choice of red trees as similarly nightmarish. With a smile, she added: "I think they look fantastic". I hope everybody will come over and visit it.

Trump encouraged students to "be fearless enough to ask" if someone needs help "or strong enough to stand with them as they fight through the disease".

I stand with Melania Trump against Christmas bullies! "And I'm here to shine the light on important stuff".

Trump was part of a panel of speakers, which includes Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, both of whom flew with Trump on her government jet from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland to attend the event. And what does the media - I'm telling you, I can't believe this - what are they hung up on with the first lady right now? "In real life, they look even more attractive".

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