According to the White House, the color red was a symbol of valor and bravery, matching the stripes found in the presidential seal.
Last year, social media users and media members mercilessly ripped the first lady for her choice of handsome and sparkling white Christmas trees in the same hallway and elsewhere throughout the White House.
This year the theme is America's Treasures, with red, white and blue evident throughout the White House.
Vogue said that "FLOTUS has chosen a theme more inspired by hell than a holly, jolly Christmas".
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Vickie Wenstrup, a florist from Amelia, Ohio, designed the now-iconic red berry Christmas trees.
Bolling asked how the first lady would like to see the media change in their coverage of her "Be Best" initiative - responding, Trump said she would like the media to focus more on what she's doing in trying to spread awareness. The first lady will do the honors, ' he said, gesturing to his wife, standing next to him in a white coat with a white turtle neck underneath, white leather gloves, white boots, and with her hair in an updo.
"So here you are talking about opioids ... and getting the message out".
The First Lady hasn't always been able to rise above the fray. "... I'm here to remind you that some of those decisions, though they seem minor at the time, could negatively impact you for the rest of your lives".
"We are in 21st century, and everybody has a different taste", Melania said.