Melania Trump is defending her hall of blood-red Christmas trees after social media compared the decor to "The Shining" and "The Handmaid's Tale."
The first lady revealed the White House holiday decorations in a video Monday showing her strolling the East Wing, which is bordered by the crimson, berry-laden trees. Also among the decor? A wreath made from sharpened pencils bearing the "Be Best" motto of the first lady's drive against bullying and ornaments with the same motto.
Many on social media immediately mocked the decorations, with some calling them "dystopian" and others comparing them to Dante's circles of hell.
When asked about her choice in decor Wednesday, Melania urged people to visit the White House before criticizing the decorations. "We are in 21st century and everybody has a different taste," Melania said during a Liberty University panel. "I think they look fantastic."
Melania is no stranger to backlash over her taste in holiday decor. In 2017, the Trumps' first Christmas in the White House, her spindly, white trees with lights casting spooky shadows were also the subject of "Shining" memes.