In the roughly ten months since her husband took office, it seems that no one has been subject to more palace intrigue than First Lady Melania Trump.
"The decorations are up!" "@whitehouse is ready to celebrate", she told her 9.11 million Twitter followers. "On behalf of my husband and Barron, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season".
The White House gingerbread house is the star in the State Dining Room.
Since Melania Trump has become the first lady, she's had her hands full with statements delivered by her spokeswoman. Classmates quickly followed for hugs of their own.
The official White House Christmas tree is in the Blue Room. "She didn't want this come hell or high water", says another source, described as a longtime friend of the Trumps. She is now promoting her memoir Raising Trump which details how she brought up her three children with her then-husband.
The family Christmas card is framed and on display, along with cards from past presidents.
Melania didn't rush to join her husband at the White House, only moving there in June after her son, Barron, had finished his school term in Manhattan - almost five months after Trump had moved in. But, after years of indecision, it may have been Melania who pushed him towards actually stepping up and running for the top job once and for all.
The decorations she chose include more than 12,000 ornaments, at least 18,000 feet of string lights and more than 1,000 feet of garland.
"In the East Wing, visitors find a tribute to our service members and their families with the Gold Star Family Tree, which has been decorated with gold stars and patriotic ribbon".
The gingerbread house required 200 lbs of baked dough, 100 lbs of pastillage dough, 5 lbs of gum paste, 20 lbs of chocolate and 20 lbs of icing. She loves living in Washington, DC and is honored by her role as First Lady of the United States. President Donald Trump's third wife has decorated the White House for the holidays, The Hill reported Monday morning. Ivana Trump was heard saying, according to New York Daily News.
The White House emphasized the role Melania played in plotting out the decorations, crediting her with personally selecting "every detail of this year's holiday season" at the executive mansion.
More than 25,000 people are expected to visit the White House this December.