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Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations - peek inside

Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations - peek inside

Melania Trump turned the White House into a glittering, winter wonderland with sparkling Christmas trees lining the way to the Blue Room Joined by a team of experts who began working in early November, First Lady Melania Trump unveiled the Christmas decorations on November 27, 2017.

Under fire from Trump, the network says it would be 'inappropriate to celebrate with him as his invited guests'. The NCTA has presented the official White House Christmas tree since 1966.

News of CNN's plans to boycott the event was greeted positively by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

The card is signed by President Trump, the First Lady Melania Trump and their 11-year-old son Barron.

Trump has described CNN as "fake news" and the "enemy of the American people".

The White House Christmas party is an annual event in which reporters and editors from news organizations attend a social gathering at the White House and mingle with administration officials in an off-the-record setting.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made CNN's point in her response to the news.

'The outside world does not see the truth from them!'

Trump declared at the Values Voters Summit in October that the phrase would be brought back.

And on Monday, the president tweeted that CNN should be part of "a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favourite President (me)". They are all bad.

Sensitivity is reportedly high at the network over its increasingly damaged reputation following an array of fake news blunders, which include the manipulation of quotes, selectively editing videos, and the publication of fake news stories.

Today's jab also comes amid tensions over a potential merger between AT&T and Time Warner - which the president starkly opposes.

AT&T denied that it offered to do so.

FLOTUS also caught some flak for spending time in the bedazzled East Room with kids from Joint Base Andrews, and especially one moment when a student stated that Melania Trump "seriously looks like an angel" in her white Dior frock.