After ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ references, Melania Trump defends her red Christmas trees

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First lady Melania Trump responded to criticism Wednesday of the red Christmas trees she chose for the White House this year.

Melania Trump defended the controversial White House decorations at a panel discussion at Liberty University in Virginia.

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.

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

One insider previously shared that Melania loves the winter holidays and that she had been planning this year's decorations and theme ever since August.

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"What has struck me with each visit is how this epidemic has touched so many people - whether it is because of personal use, or that of family members, friends, coworkers or neighbors - opioid addiction is an illness that has truly taken hold of our country", she said.

"I know when I started with Be Best and with social media initiative that I will be criticized but I will do what is right for the next generation", she said. In real life, they look even more handsome. "Thank you to the many volunteers and staff who worked hard to decorate the halls of the People's House in Christmas cheer". This year, for the "American Treasures" theme, she opted for a patriotic red, white, and blue, with an emphasis on her "Be Best" program.

Watch Ainsley Earhardt's full interview with the first lady on 'Fox & Friends'.

President Donald Trump has called it a "national health emergency" and she says his administration is committed to fighting the opioid epidemic.

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

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