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Trumps Light National Christmas Tree South of White House

Trumps Light National Christmas Tree South of White House

The first lady laughingly responded when asked about people bashing her red Christmas trees as part of the White House Christmas decorations, saying that she thinks "they look fantastic".

U.S. first lady Melania Trump speaks during a town hall meeting on opioid addiction.

Critics have said the comment was similar to her husband Donald Trump's approach.

The first lady said she's talked with Barron about the dangers of opioids and other drugs.

Trump's appearance at Liberty University was to share her "Be Best" initiative while encouraging the students to make a difference in the world in fighting against the opioid crisis by raising awareness and removing the stigma.

Some asked if they symbolised the robes worn by women in dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale and others said they represented President Donald Trump's alleged collusion with former communist state Russian Federation.

As the crowd erupted in applause, Trump added: "In real life, they look even more attractive".

But the event was aimed mostly at discussing the USA opioid epidemic and she said she had taught her son "what is right, what is wrong".

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First Lady Melania Trump with the red Christmas trees at the White House.

Christmas has arrived at the White House. "I will always tell him that drugs - they could be very unsafe and they could mess up your mind and body, and to love yourself more than you love drugs".

"That's very important for me, so [the] next generation can be respectful and kind", she said.

Almost 48,000 people died previous year from overdoses involving opioids.

"When I took on opioid abuse as one of the pillars of my initiative 'Be Best, ' I did it with the goal of helping children of all ages".

"We must commit to remove the stigma of shame that comes with addiction".

But at a town hall Wednesday at Liberty University, the first lady made clear that all the negativity about the decorations - typically a political no-go zone - did not bother her.

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