"The President, Barron, and I are very excited for our first Christmas in the White House", Trump shared.
"I don't think she thought it was going to happen", they added. For the always inscrutable Melania Trump, it was a moment to stand conspicuously still, emoting absolutely nothing, as the dancers twirled through a beloved holiday classic.
Paolo Zampolli, a former modeling agency boss who introduced the couple and is now a USA ambassador, said of Mrs Trump: "She knows what she wants".
New this year are wreaths hanging from the exterior of every window.
US President Donald Trump First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron look on after Trump pardoned the turkey
The lengthy article examined Mrs. Trump in a variety of ways and described in detail how her East Wing office is right above where White House visitors enter the residence and where military members protect the "nuclear football". The story provides a mixed view on the relationship between Melania and Donald, with one of her friends saying it is "old news" that they lead largely separate lives.
However, a spokesman for the First Lady said Trump was "honoured" by her role.
Despite constant speculation about the dynamic between Melania and her husband, and numerous photographs that appear to show a deeply unhappy wife, a longtime friend of the president said he "listens to her and adores her". She said, "It's not my thing, it's Donald's thing".
In the Associated Pressphoto above, the first lady pauses, as a ballerina performs a piece from "The Nutcracker" behind her among the 2017 holiday decorations in the Grand Foyer of the White House. She only has nine staff members who assist her, far less than previous first ladies, Michelle Obama and Barbara Bush.
Donald Trump didn't appear in the clip. "On behalf of my husband and Barron, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season".
Who Is Rory Farquharson, Malia Obama's New Boyfriend?
Obama started at the Ivy League university this autumn, following in the footsteps of her parents, who both attended Harvard Law. Farquharson follows President Donald Trump on his Twitter account but is not a follower of former President Barack Obama .
Gas prices hold steady in RI, down a nickel in MA
The biggest bargain in Broward appears to be $2.31 a gallon at Rocket Fuel on Stirling Road at North 66th Avenue in Davie. Yet again, Hardin County had the lowest average price in the region at $2.31, which passed Shelby County at $2.32.
Forde: Florida is moving on from Chip Kelly
Florida had kept its options open while engaged with Kelly and is now prepared to pursue those other candidates. His high-powered and high-paced offense helped lead the Ducks to a 46-7 record and multiple bowls in 4 years.
Aqib Talib on Michael Crabtree scuffle: It's unfortunate
I guess the second half of it definitely could have been defused", Talib said. "If you see the play, I didn't defend Chris". The first half, that was him being extra. "He punched Chris, next play he came [and] punched me". "There was.
Black Friday brawls shutter malls early, cause festive chaos
According to Hoover Police, law enforcement was called to the Riverchase Galleria after a fight was reported at the Buckle store. Many people in Alabama do not even have to wait for the balances of the Friday insane to fight in a store on Thursday evening.