Friday, December 1, 2017

FLOTUS Friday. God Bless Us, Everyone: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

This year marks the 95th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting. The tradition began in 1923 with President Calvin Coolidge and takes place in President's Park, just south of the White House. It was quite a sight even before it was fully lit:

christmas tree 2017

The President’s message was simple:

“Today is a day that I've been looking very much forward to all year long,” the president said. “It’s one that we've heard and we speak about and we dream about and now, as the president of the United States, it’s my tremendous honor to now wish America and the world a very Merry Christmas.”

"For Christians this is a holy season, the celebration of the birth of our lord and savior Jesus Christ," Trump said in his remarks. "There's hardly an aspect of our lives today that his life has not touched - art, music, culture, law and our respect for the sacred dignity of every person, everywhere in the world."

Melania looked her lovely self in a red wool Christmas coat woven with golden threads


that reflected the golden tree:

98657544It will no doubt be criticized as “gaudy.” And you’ll hear the media claim that the ceremony was “sparsely attended.”


And they will fail to mention that this is common for the event as the 20,000 tickets available are raffled to people all over the country and many are unable to attend, a fact even during those magical Christmases throughout the wonderful years of the Obama Occupation:

2015 christmas tree lighting

But we are long past caring, or even listening to what the media thinks. We focus on the President’s message to America:

"We pray that our country will be a place where every child knows a home filled with love, a community rich with hope and a nation blessed with faith. On behalf of Melania, myself, Barron, all of my children, all of my grandchildren-- they're 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."

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