Melania Trump Is Moving Ahead With White House Holiday Parties Despite COVID-19 Surge
Although Melania Trump was previously cursed for making Christmas decorations for the White House, she still plans to hold holiday meetings at the White House this year - although COVID-19 cases continue to rise and the CDC is considering large face-to-face meetings where she is Taking place Social distancing is difficult and guests may be outside of town to be in the “highest risk” category.
USA Today says invitations have already been sent out for a December 1st reception.
"The People's House will celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah while providing the safest environment," Stephanie Grisham, spokeswoman and chief of staff for First Lady Melania Trump, told SheKnows in a statement. "This includes smaller guest lists, masks that are required and available, social distancing on the White House grounds, and hand sanitizing stations across the state floor."
She continued: “The guests will enjoy dishes that are individually prepared by chefs at plexiglass-protected food stations. All drinks handed over are covered. All service staff wear masks and gloves to comply with food safety guidelines. "
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The "masks required" mandate will certainly set the Christmas celebrations apart from Donald Trump's previous event for the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. This has been dubbed a super-spreader event after many political officials - including the president and first lady - tested positive for coronavirus. In particular, the president was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in October after he needed further medical attention.
"Attending the parties will be a very personal choice," Grishman told SheKnows. "It's a long tradition for people to visit and enjoy the fun and iconic décor of the annual Christmas celebrations at the White House."
Yesterday, Melania Trump received the 2020 White House Tree and shared a video on the FLOTUS Twitter account.
She wrote: “Every year, the arrival of the # WHHC Christmas tree brings a spirit of holiday warmth and tradition to the @WhiteHouse. This year's tree will continue to bring joy to those who walk the halls of the White House at this most beautiful time of the year. "
I think we just have to wait and see how Melania plans to decorate the White House for Christmas this year.
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