Recently First Lady Melania Trump visited the Children’s National Hospital in D.C. She also shared her Christmas wish with the patients, their parents and the hospital staff.
She made the trip — a longstanding tradition among first ladies — Thursday, touring the facility’s neuroscience wing and visiting young patients.
When Trump sat down to address those gathered to see her, she answered a few questions from kids in the crowd.
According to Newsweek, she revealed several holiday-related facts, including that her favorite carol is “O Holy Night,” as well as what she asked Santa Claus to bring this year.
“I asked Santa for Christmas … peace on the world, health, love and kindness,” she said.
Another questions she answered came from a 10-year-old boy who wanted to know where she would spend Christmas if she could choose anywhere in the world.
Several in attendance laughed when she replied that she would pick “a deserted island,” an answer that prompted some ridicule on social media.
As People reported, some critics saw her response as evidence that she is looking for an escape from her marriage and the White House.
First lady Melania Trump answers questions about Christmas from children: “I would spend my holidays on a deserted island, a tropical island, with my family.” pic.twitter.com/pQKDBynLAG
This is her escape plan.
Others joked that they would also prefer to spend this Christmas on a deserted island.
In her answer to another question, however, she stressed the importance of spending the holidays with family.
She said the “most important part” of Christmas dinner “is to spend time with the family.”
For holiday meals, Trump said she prefers “healthy food,” noting the family’s tradition includes two family dinners — one before and one after attending Christmas church service.
If we could all say a prayer for world peace, love and kindness, and good health, well that would be really special too.
Of course, maybe your Christmas tradition is about putting up the lights on the tree, or getting cozy on the couch with your family to watch the ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ or ‘White Christmas’. Or maybe your tradition is reading a story or two, like ‘The Night Before Christmas’ or ‘The Polar Express’. Whatever it is…may your Christmas be filled with joy and may you always remember to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas! Keep Christ in Christmas!
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