And folks aren’t happy about it.
On Thursday, the first lady tweeted photographs of her holiday planning and said she was “looking forward to sharing our final vision”:
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 24, 2019
Critics on Twitter pounced on the festive proclamation. Some accused Trump of trying to divert attention away from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional hearings, which were taking place when the tweet was posted.
Others attacked the announcement by referencing the administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their families on the U.S.-Mexico border. They also recalled last year’s red Christmas tree effort:
…Christmas? Strong diversionary work here https://t.co/gHEAH6lSN7
— Katie Martin (@katie_martin_fx) July 24, 2019
Have you condemned your husband’s racism… or are you too busy planning for Christmas in July?
— Aléx Young (@AlexYoung) July 24, 2019
Melania tweeting about Christmas in the middle of a sweltering July while kids are dying in cages may be one of the grossest things yet.
— saira rao (@sairasameerarao) July 24, 2019
Remember. White Christmas is a song not a policy suggestion.
— Drage Drums (@DrageDrums) July 24, 2019
This looks normal.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) July 24, 2019
Melania out here fighting the War On Christmas in 100 degree weather while Michelle Obama had the unmitigated gall to talk crazy and say kids should eat vegetables and exercise. https://t.co/gMkXZYGhhJ
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) July 24, 2019
Last year's Handmaid's Tale trees were amazing. This year you should put the trees in cages!
— America: Stay and Fight (@jibfu) July 24, 2019
So glad to know you're working on something important while DJT tried to destroy my country. Just makes my freakin' day.
— IsThisReal? (@terrijbhr) July 24, 2019
What about the children you have locked in cages???? What’s their Christmas going to be like???
— Tracey P (@traceyteepee5) July 24, 2019
Don't worry, everyone. Christmas will still go on this year. Melania Trump is ON IT. https://t.co/wmOUJIDxIC
— Hemant Mehta (@hemantmehta) July 24, 2019
Melania, dear, a few things to think about:(1) Christmas is five months away.(2) Maybe you should be focusing on the Mueller hearing and its implications for your husband.(3) All those people in cages with no soap or medical care might be a tad more relevant right now.
— Ahab (@Ahab_Of_Gilead) July 24, 2019
Don’t forget the most important ornament of all! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/4poKwgIAtL
— Sasha Talebi (@sashatalebi) July 24, 2019
Mueller: I didn’t recommend impeachment because I’m not permitted to do so. Melania: It’s almost CHRISTMAS!! Ahh! Santa is coming!!! You kids hear those jingle bells in the distance?!! Happy New Year??? Dear god everyone please look over here!! https://t.co/uUKdFSTTj1
— A$AP CURRY (@lisa_curry) July 24, 2019
Will it be better than the bloody red horror of last year? #CantBuyClass
— 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈 (@EngagedVoter18) July 25, 2019
Don’t forget baby Jesus in a cage.
— Going Coastal (@CoastalDame) July 25, 2019
— Judy Schear (@judyschear) July 25, 2019
I'm looking forward to it as well. Are you sticking with the Nightmare After Christmas theme?
— That Girl (@Canoe747) July 24, 2019 RELATED… Late-Night TV Hosts Savage Trump Over Mueller Hearing Stephen Colbert Gives Media The Key To Getting Trump To Resign Lena Headey Hits Trump And Boris Johnson With Scary 'The Shining' Spoof Download REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Join HuffPost Plus