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Christmas at the White House

The National Christmas Tree is lighted during the 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jim young

The National Christmas Tree is lighted during the 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jim young

The National Christmas Tree is lighted during the 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jim young
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate in the 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony near the White House in Washington, November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate in the 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony near the White House in Washington, November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate in the 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony near the White House in Washington, November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melannia Trump arrive for the 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony near the White House in Washington, November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young

President Donald Trump and first lady Melannia Trump arrive for the 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony near the White House in Washington, November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young

President Donald Trump and first lady Melannia Trump arrive for the 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony near the White House in Washington, November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young
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The official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview at the White House in Washington, November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview at the White House in Washington, November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview at the White House in Washington, November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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The annual White House gingerbread house decoration is seen on display in the State Dining Room. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The annual White House gingerbread house decoration is seen on display in the State Dining Room. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The annual White House gingerbread house decoration is seen on display in the State Dining Room. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Trees made from red berries line the East Colonnade. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Trees made from red berries line the East Colonnade. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Trees made from red berries line the East Colonnade. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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The official 2018 White House Christmas ornament hangs on the Gold Star Family tree in the East Wing. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The official 2018 White House Christmas ornament hangs on the Gold Star Family tree in the East Wing. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The official 2018 White House Christmas ornament hangs on the Gold Star Family tree in the East Wing. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Part of the official White House Christmas tree can be seen from the Grand Foyer. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Part of the official White House Christmas tree can be seen from the Grand Foyer. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Part of the official White House Christmas tree can be seen from the Grand Foyer. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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The President's Christmas card is on display during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The President's Christmas card is on display during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The President's Christmas card is on display during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Christmas ornaments are seen on a tree decorated in the first lady Melania Trump's "Be Best" campaign theme. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Christmas ornaments are seen on a tree decorated in the first lady Melania Trump's "Be Best" campaign theme. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Christmas ornaments are seen on a tree decorated in the first lady Melania Trump's "Be Best" campaign theme. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Staff members walk through the decorated East Room. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Staff members walk through the decorated East Room. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Staff members walk through the decorated East Room. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Christmas decorations adorn the Cross Hall. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Christmas decorations adorn the Cross Hall. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Christmas decorations adorn the Cross Hall. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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The President's Own Marine Band plays. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The President's Own Marine Band plays. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The President's Own Marine Band plays. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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The base of a Christmas tree is decorated with "Be Best" pencils in the Red Room which is decorated within the theme of first lady Melania Trump's "Be Best" campaign. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The base of a Christmas tree is decorated with "Be Best" pencils in the Red Room which is decorated within the theme of first lady Melania Trump's "Be Best" campaign. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The base of a Christmas tree is decorated with "Be Best" pencils in the Red Room which is decorated within the theme of first lady Melania Trump's "Be Best" campaign. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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A decoration hangs in a window. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A decoration hangs in a window. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A decoration hangs in a window. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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The Grand Foyer is filled with Christmas decorations. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The Grand Foyer is filled with Christmas decorations. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The Grand Foyer is filled with Christmas decorations. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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A Christmas ornament representing the state of Washington is on display on a tree in the library. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A Christmas ornament representing the state of Washington is on display on a tree in the library. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A Christmas ornament representing the state of Washington is on display on a tree in the library. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Christmas trees line the Cross Hall. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Christmas trees line the Cross Hall. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Christmas trees line the Cross Hall. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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The view of the South Lawn is seen from inside the Red Room. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The view of the South Lawn is seen from inside the Red Room. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The view of the South Lawn is seen from inside the Red Room. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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The first lady Melania Trump's "Be Best" campaign-themed Red Room can be seen from the Cross Hall. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The first lady Melania Trump's "Be Best" campaign-themed Red Room can be seen from the Cross Hall. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The first lady Melania Trump's "Be Best" campaign-themed Red Room can be seen from the Cross Hall. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Decorations can be seen on a Christmas tree in the Green Room. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Decorations can be seen on a Christmas tree in the Green Room. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Decorations can be seen on a Christmas tree in the Green Room. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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The official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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A Christmas wreath made out of "Be Best" pencils hangs in the window in the Red Room. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A Christmas wreath made out of "Be Best" pencils hangs in the window in the Red Room. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A Christmas wreath made out of "Be Best" pencils hangs in the window in the Red Room. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Christmas ornaments are seen on a tree decorated in the first lady Melania Trump's "Be Best" campaign theme. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Christmas ornaments are seen on a tree decorated in the first lady Melania Trump's "Be Best" campaign theme. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Christmas ornaments are seen on a tree decorated in the first lady Melania Trump's "Be Best" campaign theme. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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A Christmas ornament with first lady Melania Trump's slogan is seen nestled in garland lining a fireplace. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A Christmas ornament with first lady Melania Trump's slogan is seen nestled in garland lining a fireplace. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A Christmas ornament with first lady Melania Trump's slogan is seen nestled in garland lining a fireplace. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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A member of the President's Own Marine Band plays. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A member of the President's Own Marine Band plays. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A member of the President's Own Marine Band plays. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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