The White House’s National Christmas Tree recently plummeted to the ground, with some arguing that such an incident resembles the disastrous state of the Biden administration.
The Christmas tree is about 40 feet tall and is scheduled to be lit on Dec. 5, 2023. Officials selected the tree from the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, as reported by RedState.
The president was lambasted by some, including radio host Mike Gallagher, who called the falling of the Christmas tree a “metaphor” of the Biden administration. Other critics claimed that the president couldn’t do the little things right, like making sure to properly secure the tree to ensure it wouldn’t topple to the ground.
On X, formerly known as Twitter, prominent conservative commentator Benny Johnson criticized Biden over the incident, writing, “Biden’s White House Christmas tree got blown over by the wind. So fitting for this administration.”
🚨 Biden’s White House Christmas tree got blown over by the wind.
So fitting for this administration pic.twitter.com/MWY8aFGHR6
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 28, 2023
“The tree had information that would have led to the arrest of Hillary Clinton,” another X user, called The Drunk Republican, joked.
The tree had information that would have led to the arrest of Hillary Clinton. https://t.co/efqxzWC9MW
— The Drunk Republican (@DrunkRepub) November 29, 2023
House Republicans also took a shot at the president over the falling of the tree.
“National Christmas tree falls DOWN,” the GOP House Judiciary Committee wrote on X. “Perfectly summing up Joe Biden’s presidency.”
National Christmas tree falls DOWN. Perfectly summing up Joe Biden's presidency. https://t.co/H0booNXodf
— House Judiciary GOP 🇺🇸 (@JudiciaryGOP) November 28, 2023
The falling of the White House’s Christmas tree wasn’t the only unfortunate event that recently occurred in Washington, D.C.
Just a couple of miles from the White House, anti-Israel protesters disrupted the Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting. They chanted, “Ceasefire now!” and called the Holy Land a “racist state.”
Although there is a ceasefire in place between Israel and Hamas, a terrorist organization, the protesters argued in favor of a “permanent ceasefire” despite Hamas terrorists pledging to eradicate the state of Israel.
Four of the anti-Israel protesters were arrested by Capitol police for disorderly conduct. Despite such disruption, the lighting ceremony continued.
House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) said the Capitol Christmas Tree “represents so much of what makes America great.”
“It also signifies, of course, the beginning of this season of Christmas and the birth of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. His birth is the reason for the season,” the House speaker added.