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Melania Trump receives official White House Christmas tree

 

November 24, 2019



WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump opened the holiday season in the nation's capital Monday by accepting delivery of the official White House Christmas tree.

Members of the U.S. Marine Band played "O Christmas Tree" as a pair of horses named Cash and Ben trotted up the White House driveway pulling a green carriage that carried an 18 ½-foot (5.49 meter) Douglas fir. The towering tree will become the centerpiece of Christmas in the White House Blue Room.

The first lady appeared moments later, escorted by a military aide, and smiled, waved and chatted up the top-hatted men holding tight to the...



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