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It has been hard for the mainstream media to get at First Lady Melania Trump. She has no diplomatic snafus, like breaking protocol or taking large entourages on personal travel at government expense.

She has no policy disaster to match the school lunch fiasco.

She is simply a beautiful first lady who seems to be able to make friends wherever she goes. And it’s driving the media crazy.

Vogue magazine revealed the depths to which the media will go to get the First Lady with a piece on the White House holiday decorations, which were unveiled Monday.

The decorations are, “as some people on the Internet have noticed, very, very white.”

It pointed to a piece on Splinternews that said “it took a whole lot of work to make the White House this, well … white!!”

After a series of photos of the inside of the White House, there was one on Splinternews showing the first lady with some children from Joint Base Andrews, one of whom told her she looked like “an angel.”

“Has there ever been an example of a group of children falling under the spell of a beautiful, powerful woman dressed in white, to ill effect? Nope, can’t think of any!!”

Then, as if the warm pictures with the children did not exist, the Vogue piece points out that “people also noticed that many of the rooms seem to embody one of Melania’s signature vibes: her well-documented icy remove.”

As proof of her “icy remove,” Vogue links to a story from last summer about the stilettos she wore as she boarded a helicopter to begin her journey to Texas after Hurricane Harvey.

“First the now-First Lady (perhaps unwittingly) plagiarizes Michelle Obama in her convention speech, then she takes as her platform a crusade against bullying – when she is married to unquestionably the greatest cyber bully in political history – and now this.

“This morning, Mrs. Trump boarded Air Force One wearing a pair of towering pointy-toed snakeskin heels better suited to a shopping afternoon on Madison Avenue or a girls’ luncheon at LaGrenouille.”

Then came some helpful psychoanalysis.

“In a year during which many have speculated that Melania hates her husband and does not want to be First Lady at all (a claim that has recently resurfaced), Melania’s White House Christmas could be interpreted as a snowy and desolate manifestation of her own isolation, which begs the question: Is she trying to tell us something? Indeed, some of the decorations brought to life an apocalyptic, barren landscape similar to what some of us imagine lies in America’s future or the calming white walls of a mental institution.”

It then rolled out a series of tweets about the decorations.

“Melania Trump’s White House Christmas décor looks awesome if you add the Babadook,” wrote Hubert Vigilla.

“The design aesthetic of the Trump women is ‘the rotting void inside of us,’” tweeted Jess Dweck, who calls herself a writer for the TV.

“Ivanka: MY holidays are the starkest and the most disturbingly barren; Melania: hold my bare existential dread,” tweeted Rachel Handler, a movie editor.

So, the First Lady oversees the decorations for her first Christmas in the White House, and the mainstream media takes out its enmity toward her husband on her.

She is icy and removed because she wore a pair of stilettos on a plane last summer. Her life is barren with a rotting void inside. She hates her husband and doesn’t want to be First Lady “at all!!!”

And her decision to take a traditional approach that emphasized white “could be interpreted as a snowy and desolate manifestation of her own isolation, which begs the question: Is she trying to tell us something?”

It’s been a longtime theme of the mainstream media when it comes to Melania. They just can’t believe she would be happy being married to Donald Trump – after all, they know how unhappy he makes them. As a result, they just can’t cover the story straight.

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