"We are in the 21st century and everybody has a different taste", Melania said during a "town hall" discussion at Liberty University.
"I hope everybody will come over and visit it", she added. "Thank you to the many volunteers and staff who worked hard to decorate the halls of the People's House in Christmas cheer".
Last year, rows of branches sprayed white and lit from below were a haunting first sight for anyone courageous enough to tread down the hallway and this year, people are describing the First Lady's bold choice of red trees as similarly nightmarish.
But the first lady invited all the haters to come check out the decorations in person.
Almost 48,000 people died a year ago from overdoses involving opioids. "And if you, or someone you know needs help, you need to be fearless enough to ask, or strong enough to stand with them as they fight through the disease". The other two areas of focus are the health and well-being of children, and avoiding the pitfalls of social media, including cyberbullying and negativity online.
Manafort lied after pleading guilty, Mueller's team says
At the very least it seems unlikely that prosecutors will request a lighter sentence in response to Mr Manafort's cooperation. But special counsel prosecutors were "not getting what they want", one source with knowledge of the discussions said.
Watch Melania Trump's full interview here.
"I'm here to shine the light on important stuff. the next generation, our children."Earlier this month, when asked about his war on the media, Trump explained: "I have to fight back".
The first lady told Mr. Bolling that critics are welcome to their opinion.
The First Lady hasn't always been able to rise above the fray.
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.