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WATCH: Melania Trump Just Defended Her Much-Maligned Blood Red Christmas Trees, ‘They Look Fantastic!’

Melania Trump is defending the blood-red Christmas trees arranged in the White House, which drew criticism online and mockery online.

“We are in 21st century and everybody has a different taste,” she said when the issue arose during a panel at Liberty University. “I think they look fantastic.”

“I hope everybody will come over and visit it. In real life they look even more beautiful.”

The forest of 40 red topiary trees in the East Colonnade had been roundly criticized since they were unveiled Monday along with the rest of the White House’s Christmas decorations.

Trump said in a statement at the time that this year’s holiday theme of “American Treasures” “honors the heart and spirit of the American people.”

Others disagreed, likening the colors of the trees to blood.

One Twitter user photoshopped an image of the trees to resemble handmaids from “The Handmaids Tale,” a symbol which has become an emblem of resistance on the left.

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