President Donald Trump and first woman Melania Trump are toasting their final White Home Christmas in fashion.
The primary couple donned matching black tuxedos for his or her closing official Christmas portrait, which was taken on Dec. 10 and launched on Friday.
Within the portrait, the official Trump White Home photographer Andrea Hanks, Trump and Melania are all smiles whereas posing collectively on the festive grand staircase of the White Home in Washington, D.C.
“Merry Christmas from President Donald J. Trump and First Girl Melania Trump,” tweeted the primary woman, who posed with her left hand in her pocket within the picture.
Melania opted for a tailor-made tux paired along with her signature stilettos. The president coordinated in a black tuxedo and matching bowtie.
The picture arrived as a authorities shutdown was prevented late Friday when Trump signed into legislation a short-term authorities funding invoice hours earlier than funding was set to lapse, shopping for lawmakers just a few extra days of negotiations as talks in Congress over a COVID-19 stimulus invoice stretched into the weekend.
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This picture serves because the final Christmas portrait of the Trump administration as President-elect Joe Biden is ready to take workplace in January. It additionally comes within the wake of controversy stirred in October after recordings of Melania making destructive remarks about adorning for Christmas leaked.
The recordings included Melania expressing dismay at her position in adorning and selling the White Home throughout Christmas time, whereas she was being criticized for not doing extra significant work.
Melania has since welcomed the supply of the official 2020 White Home Christmas tree and unveiled this 12 months’s White Home decorations way of digital tour. Earlier within the week, Melania learn Christmas tales on the Nationwide Youngsters’s Hospital in Washington D.C.
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Melania has historically opted to put on attire for the primary couple’s official Christmas portraits. In 2017, the primary woman wore a black calf-length costume the Spanish label Delpozo. In 2018, she donned a modern white turtleneck robe Celine.
The Trumps did not launch an official Christmas portrait in 2019.
Contributing: Sara M Moniuszko
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