National Tree Lighting

BACK IN THE US, PRESIDENT TRUMP AND FIRST LADY MELANIA KICKED OFF CHRISTMAS AT THE WHITE HOUSE, WITH THE NATIONAL TREE LIGHTING. THE 19-AND-A-HALF FOOT TALL BALSAM FIR WAS PROVIDED BY THE CHAPMAN FAMILY IN WISCONSIN, WHO WERE DUBBED "GRAND CHAMPION" IN THE NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE ASSOCIATION'S TREE CONTEST.

PRESIDENT TRUMP ADDRESSED THE CROWD AT THE LIGHTING WITH HOLIDAY WELL WISHES.

TRUMP: "ON BEHALF MELANIA, MYSELF, BARRON, ALL OF MY CHILDREN, ALL OF MY GRANDCHILDREN THAT ARE HERE WITH US TONIGHT, I WANT TO THANK YOU, GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY. MERRY CHRISTMAS. HAPPY NEW YEAR. THANK YOU."

RICK:  BUT IF YOU THINK THE TREE OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE IS SPECTACULAR, TAKE A LOOK INSIDE.

MELANIA’S THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S DECORATIONS ARE “TIME HONORED TRADITIONS.” THE PRESIDENTIAL RESIDENCE IS DECKED OUT WITH 53 CHRISTMAS TREES WITH MORE THAN 12,000 ORNAMENTS AND 18,000 FEET OF LIGHTS!

PLUS A 350 POUND GINGERBREAD HOUSE!

WOW – BET SHE WOULD BE ABLE TO FIND JUST THE FESTIVE SUPPLIES SHE’S LOOKING FOR IN THE BUILDING DESIGNED BY HAYLEY AT CLOVERLEAF ELEMENTARY.


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