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MELANIA TRUMP VICTIM OF NEWSWEEK FAKE NEWS: ACCUSES FLOTUS REMOVAL OF 200-YEAR-OLD JACKSON TREE

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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.

 

 

PHOTOS: TRUMP AND HIS FAMILY CELEBRATE THEIR FIRST HANUKKAH IN THE WHITE HOUSE

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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:

Tonight, Melania and I were thrilled to welcome so many wonderful friends to the – and wish them all a very

 

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.... #Hanukkah #Chanukah #Israel #USA 🇺🇸🇮🇱
During the reception, Ivanka shared a video to her Instagram account showing Arabella and Joseph participating in the ceremony by lighting the first candle on the Menorah while the crowd sang 'Ma'oz Tzur' (above)
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.... #Hanukkah #Chanukah #Israel #USA 🇺🇸🇮🇱
 The former model was seemingly chipper after having a busy day where she answered questions from children during a visit to the Children's National hospital in DC
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.... #Hanukkah #Chanukah #Israel #USA 🇺🇸🇮🇱

CNN TO BOYCOTT WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS PARTY – A ‘GOOD NEWS’, SAYS SARAH SANDERS

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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

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Melania unveils the first Trump Christmas White House

 

( 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.

Read more: You look like an angel! Melania unveils the first Trump Christmas White House – and gets the ultimate compliment from one of her young guests

 

President Trump, first lady Melania Trump and first son Barron Trump show off the holiday card they're sending out from the White House this year. The card was displayed in what's called the 'Bookseller's' area of the East Wing 

 

 

First lady Melania Trump was told by one of her young guests that she looked 'like an angel' as she invited youngsters to the White House Monday as part of the Christmas decorations reveal

 

 

 

The decor in the White House Grand Foyer was simple and natural, with a forest of Christmas trees looking like they had just been covered by a winter snow  

 

 

WHAT AN ENTRANCE: First lady Melania Trump walked down the Grand Staircase into the Grand Foyer to be greeted by a trio of ballerinas dancing to a piece from the Nutcracker as she kicked off her holiday tour 

 

 

 

The kids in the East Room made garland while telling the first lady that she looked like 'an angel' and giving her a group hug 

 

 

 

Melania Trump's East Room visitors were the most excited. With one calling her an 'angel' and each of the children - students from Joint Base Andrews - filing in for a group hug 

 

 

Greeted in the East Room, first lady Melania Trump gets a group hug from her young guests, the first batch of Americans who get to see the 2017 White House Christmas decorations 

 

 

 

Melania Trump fixes some garland that children from Joint Base Andrews are making as she tours the White House Christmas decorations Monday morning 

 

 

 

Next to the Gold Star tree downstairs, Melania Trump asks several of her young visitors to read aloud the letters they wrote for the troops 

 

 

First lady Melania Trump squeezes two youngsters in the White House East Room as she toured the executive mansion, meeting kids from Joint Base Andrews in several rooms

 

 

Downstairs in the East Wing, Melania Trump gives a young boy a high five, as a group of kids make holiday cards. Surrounding them were examples of holiday cards sent out from past administrations 

 

 

Melania Trump leans over to assess how the Christmas card decorating is going in the 'Bookseller's' area of the White House's East Wing. That part of the tour featured vintage holiday cards from past administrations 

 

 

 

The Blue Room's Christmas tree stands at 18 feet, 6 inches tall and was brought into the White House last week, via carriage, from growers based out of Endeavor, Wisconsin 

 

 

 

 

The Christmas tree in the Blue Room touches the ceiling, as the 18 foot, 6 inch Wisconsin-grown pine is adorned with ornaments representing all the states and territories, along with blue and gold bows 

 

 

 

The Grand Foyer and Cross Hall are decorated with a 'Nutcracker Suite' theme - the first the White House ever used - with this year's theme being 'Time-honored Traditions' 

 

 

A photographer kneels and grabs a shot of the Endeavor, Wisconsin-grown tree that was installed in the White House Blue Room 

 

 

The White House Red Room's tree featured Gingerbread ornaments - as the room itself was decorated with an assortment of candies 

 

 

 

A 'Merry Christmas' banner is hung above the mantle in the White House's Green Room, alongside vintage silhouettes of past presidents 

 

 

 

The White House's China Room was set up for Christmas dinner, featuring a table purchased by President James Monroe and Ronald Reagan's red and gold dishware 

 

 

The White House's State Dining Room featured the traditional gingerbread house. This year's giant confection featured the same Melania Trump wreaths that are hanging outside the real White House 

 

 

The East Room was decorated with a number of trees - along with the traditional White House creche, which makes a statement from the middle of the room 

 

 

 

 

The traditional White House creche was once again displayed in the East Room, a gift to the executive mansion from Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard in 1967

 

 

 

 

TWO TURKEYS, BOW AND TIE, TO BE PARDONED BY TRUMP CHECK INTO THEIR LUXE HOTEL

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The White House featured the two turkeys to be pardoned in its Instagram Sunday, showing the two birds, called Bow and Tie, settling into their suite at the Willard Hotel 

 

 

( 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.

 

Read more: Their baste for the week: Turkeys to will be pardoned by Trump check in to their luxury hotel

 

The Willard Hotel houses the two turkeys to be pardoned nearly every year. It's a beautiful Beaux-Arts building located just a block down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House 

 

 

Turkeys Bow and Tie get comfortable in their suite at the Willard Hotel Sunday night, upon arriving in Washington for Tuesday's turkey pardoning 

 

 

 

DERANGED! MICHAEL AREGA WANTED TO KILL ALL WHITE POLICE, ARRESTED NEAR WHITE HOUSE

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Michael Arega Facebook page

 

 

( Express.co.uk ) A lookout warning was sent by local police for 37-year-old Michael Arega, the Secret Service said.An hour after the warning was sent the suspect was detained on Pennsylvania Avenue “without incident,” spokesman Shawn Holtzclaw declared.

Arega wrote a Facebook post which said: “Now I am going to the White House to make sure I kill all white police.”

 

Police were tipped off by the 37-year-old’s ex-wife after she saw his social media posts.After finding Arega’s hotel room to be empty police contacted the Secret Service.

Arega, who also called for President Donald Trump to jailed, is being held by the Washington Metropolitan Police Department awaiting charges.

Read more: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/876360/Washington-arrest-Secret-Service-kill-white-police-White-House

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOS: TRUMP AND MELANIA HOST THEIR FIRST WHITE HOUSE HALLOWEEN

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Trump haunted by Mueller probe as he hosts Halloween

 

( 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.

Earlier today, the president was reportedly ‘seething,’ according to CNN, as he fumed, said the Washington Post, over the Mueller probe as he watched television in the private residence.

 

Read more: At least the spooks aren’t Russian! ‘Seething’ Trump is haunted by the Mueller probe and Manafort indictment as he and Melania host White House Halloween celebration

 

The White House was decked out for Halloween with spiders and their webs, along with pumpkins carved with images of former presidents' heads

 

 

President Trump (left) and first lady Melania Trump (right) arrive on the South Portico for the White House's annual Halloween event - amid Special Counsel Robert Mueller making his first charges in the Russia probe

 

 

 

President Trump greeted a number of tiny first responders, including this cop, as well as an inflatable minion and a giant dinosaur

 

 

President Donald Trump gives a young boy a high five as he and First Lady Melania give out treats at the White House

 

 

President Trump (left) grabs the mask of a small child dressed like a dinosaur, while the first lady (right) engages with another tiny dino

 

 

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (right) poses for a picture with her three kids - Batman, Spicer-Man and a giraffe  - her husband (left) and the first family 

 

 

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, wears a prop on his head as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House

 

 

First lady Melania Trump (right) was more at ease when several, smaller dinosaurs came through the line 

 

 

 

First lady Melania Trump gasps at the sight of a giant, inflatable dinosaur who came Trick-or-Treating at the White House Monday nigth