The first lady posted a video on Twitter on Monday showing how the White House will be decorated this holiday season.
Put it this way: The first family’s home is, pardon the pun, in a very red state, including the trees, which have a definite crimson theme.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 26, 2018
The blood red trees reminded many Twitter users of one thing: “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu’s dystopian drama about a society that subjugates women.
Here Melania- someone fixed the red trees for you! pic.twitter.com/bToSYTL4V6
— Tiny Dancer (@ReelDancing) November 26, 2018
— derekleitch40 (@derekleitch40) November 26, 2018
Open up twitter today to see that Melania has installed comrade red handmaid christmas trees in the Kremlin annex. Happy Monday! pic.twitter.com/VGjIz8Js2w
— Dani Shaw (@deeshaw) November 26, 2018
Others were reminded of a different but just as horrifying pop culture reference.
— Stephen A. Rhodes (@StephenARhodes) November 26, 2018
Others felt pity for the first lady.
You’re alone. It’s weird. ‘The People’s House’ but it’s just you—isolated, surrounded by extravagance. You’re like Marie Antoinette. It’s a rather sad and pitiable promo piece w that singular token ‘be best’ ornament making it all the more so. Really feel so sorry for you.
— Jack Hutton (@jackhutton) November 26, 2018
Some tried to put a positive spin on things.
Not a fan of the red trees. But glad they recycled Donald's old ties.
— Vicker (@vickyld2281) November 26, 2018
Loving the Putin tribute trees… ❤️ pic.twitter.com/KC3I00QTrG
— Miz Mazzy (@MizMazzy) November 26, 2018
Samantha Bee appeared to be touched by the holiday spirit and made her Christmas wish to Trump.
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) November 26, 2018
Getting blasted for Christmas decorations is becoming a tradition for the first lady.
Last year she was criticized for holiday decorations that seemed more appropriate for Halloween than Christmas, according to Inside Edition.