This is Newsweek’s fake news headline:
Melania Trump Orders Removal of Near-200-Year-Old Tree From White House
WRONG! Melania Trump made the decision to have the historic 200-year-old Jackson magnolia tree – the oldest on the grounds – removed after tree specialists determined “the overall architecture and structure of the tree is greatly compromised,” , according to CNN.
Per Newsweek’s own reporting :
The tree was about to fall, and experts recommended its removal. Mrs. Trump, according to Grisham, has requested to preserve the wood from the tree.
The tree is expected to be removed later this week. White House groundskeepers were prepared for the tree’s demise, however, and offshoots of the original Jackson magnolia have been growing nearby. They are around 8 to 10 feet tall and will be planted in the original tree’s place, according to CNN.
President Trump and VP Mike Pence together with their families celebrate their first Hannukah in the White House led by Jewish Rabbi Meir Soloveichik.
realdonaldtrump Tonight, at the @WhiteHouse we gather to celebrate the story that is told in #Jewish homes across the country – and the #world. A story that began more than 2,000 #years ago, when a tyrant made practicing the Jewish faith punishable by death. He desecrated the Jewish #temple, including the Holy of Holies. But a small band of Jewish patriots rose up, defeated a mighty army, and soon reclaimed their freedom….
President Trump shares photos from the event:
CNN is taking a knee – will boycott White House Christmas Party. A ‘good news’ and ‘early Christmas’ present, says Sarah Sanders.
CNN said in a statement on the boycott:
“CNN will not be attending this year’s White House Christmas party. In light of the President’s continued attacks on freedom of the press and CNN, we do not feel it is appropriate to celebrate with him as his invited guests. We will send a White House reporting team to the event and report on it if news warrants
PHOTOS: MELANIA TRUMP ‘LOOKS LIKE AN ANGEL’, SAYS ONE BOY INVITED AT THE WHITE HOUSE FOR CHRISTMAS UNVEILING
( Daily Mail ) First lady Melania Trump hosted children to the White House Monday as she walked through a fully-decorated executive mansion, unveiling her vision of a Trump Christmas – simple, yet elegant, with elements of Americana and nature.
‘She’s beautiful, like an angel!’ one young boy remarked, as the first lady – whose cream-colored belted dress with bell sleeves could have been worn by a tree topper – walked into the East Room to help a group of kids make garland.
‘Are you the first lady?’ another youngster asked.
Melania Trump entered the holiday festivities by taking the grand staircase, into the foyer, as three ballerinas danced to ‘The Nutcracker Suite.’
The dancers and the song were symbolic as ‘The Nutracker Suite’ was the first theme used at a White House Christmas.
This year’s theme, ‘Time-Honored Traditions,’ piggybacked on that, which each room paying homage to a tradition, including a Gold Star tree, a way to respect fallen troops,and a gallery of silhouettes of past presidents in the Green Room, acknowledging an early craft.
As the first lady entered the various rooms, she made small talk with the young kids, all students locally at Joint Base Andrews.
‘What are your plans for Christmas?’ she asked. ‘Did you write your letter yet? Do you have any pets at home?’
Before the first lady arrived in the East Room, decorated with several large trees and the White House creche, the children’s chaperone told them to ‘act natural,’ as they grinned for the cameras.
When FLOTUS arrived they all went in for the group hug.
( Daily Mail ) The nation’s luckiest turkey – and its understudy – have arrived in Washington, D.C., to participate in President Trump‘s first Thanksgiving turkey pardoning, which will take place at the White House Tuesday.
The two turkeys are currently called Bow and Tie, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the names given to them from owners Carl and Sharlene Wittenburg of Alexandria, Minnesota.
Following tradition, the birds are being housed at the Willard Hotel in Washington, the luxury Beaux-Arts beauty located just a block down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House.
On Sunday, the White House put out an Instagram story, showing the two birds standing on the two beds in their suite and then walking around the hotel room.
‘Check back Monday to find out their names and cast your vote,’ the White House’s post said.
Arega wrote a Facebook post which said: “Now I am going to the White House to make sure I kill all white police.”
Arega, who also called for President Donald Trump to jailed, is being held by the Washington Metropolitan Police Department awaiting charges.
( Daily Mail ) President Trump offered high fives, handshakes and candy to kids, but to reporters just a quick wave and a grin, when asked about Paul Manafort, his ex-campaign manager who was indicted today.
Monday night’s Halloween festivities marked the first time the president was seen in public since Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe ensnared Manafort and Rick Gates – and the news broke that a campaign foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos, had pled guilty for making false statements to the FBI.
Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, played it cool, as he posed for photo after photo with some of the 6,000 or so Trick-or-Treaters coming through the White House gates.