Melania Trump responds to criticism over White House Christmas decorations

First lady Melania Trump at Liberty University

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"If even one of you leaves here today, and talks to a friend or family member about the potential to end this crisis, then we all succeeded".

The White House itself has already been decorated for the Christmas holiday, with wreaths adorning the building's facade, ruby red trees, and more traditional trees on the inside. "... 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 other two areas of focus are the health and well-being of children, and avoiding the pitfalls of social media, including cyberbullying and negativity online. The first lady will do the honors, ' he said, gesturing to his wife, standing next to him in a white coat with a white turtle neck underneath, white leather gloves, white boots, and with her hair in an updo.

First lady Melania Trump spoke about her parenting and the important lessons she teaches her son, Barron, at a Liberty University town hall on America's opioid crisis Wednesday.

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

Watch Melania Trump's full interview here. With a smile, she added: "I think they look fantastic". "... You're all very welcome to visit the White House, the People's House". Critics have been quick to point out the irony of her project, considering the president's own social media habits.

The First Lady herself shrugged off the jokes yesterday, saying that tastes differ.

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However, she soon took a more aggressive stance.

"It's the 21st century, and everybody has different tastes", she said.

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