On Thursday, the holiday season was kicked off with Trump and the first family lighting the National Christmas Tree.
The annual event happened on the White House Ellipse. Today’s lighting marks the 95th year this has been done.
The event was hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and Dean Cain. The ceremony will be broadcasted on Monday, December 7th at 7 pm ET on the Hallmark channel.
ABC7s’ Steve Rudin was there to cover the event. He wrote that the ceremony was “beautiful” but also noticed the attendance size.
— Steve Rudin ABC7 (@SteveRudinABC7) November 30, 2017
Twitter was full of people poking fun at the attendance size and compared it to the crowd size that Obama had. Some people compared the crowd size to Trump’s inauguration size.
— UnsilentMajority 🌹 (@The_UnSilent_) December 1, 2017
It would appear the moron-in-chief may be using the words “Merry Christmas” but nobody is feeling it…at least not at the National Tree lighting. pic.twitter.com/KODuvyDdMf
— Just Breathe 💜🇵🇷 (@jacquiwithaqui) December 1, 2017
Looks like people stayed away from The National Tree Lighting Ceremony because Donald Trump was in attendance. I wonder how they’ll try to spin this one. pic.twitter.com/xijEVakHXb
— Resister John (@Ikea_Monkey_89) December 1, 2017
— AAA4 (@AAAAWinter) December 1, 2017
Based on all the empty seats at the National Tree Lighting, it seems Trump tried to make good on his promise to bring Christmas back to Washington and Christmas said “no thanks”.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) December 1, 2017
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@StephMillerShow @RandiRhodes @Thom_Hartmann No one showed up for the National Tree lighting tonight. Trump destroys everything he touches! EVERYTHING! And I bet few go to see the WH decorations too. https://t.co/GVyBgUBtr4
— tamara beinlich (@blueinmo) December 1, 2017
Those empty seats speak for the majority of us beautifully, don’t they? 🙂
National Tree Lighting 🎄 pic.twitter.com/tI1vykmZhU
— LisaMarie (@indianaoldsoul) December 1, 2017
— SpinDoctor (@SpinDr) November 30, 2017
Trumps looks a little lonely compared to last years. pic.twitter.com/H1h95DyxH0
— erin (@wingsredhot) December 1, 2017
This is the largest crowd that has ever attended a National Tree Lighting in history. Period! https://t.co/vfo1UjcgGP
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) December 1, 2017
The National Tree Lighting ceremony in D.C. tonight.
Reminds me of some other events Trump has hosted.
— Holly O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) November 30, 2017
I guess this is what happens when you invite all your Russian Troll Bots to the Christmas tree lighting. pic.twitter.com/Lsm0pw5VPe
— Frederick Douglass (@gettinnoticedmo) December 1, 2017
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