After the White House Christmas tree succumbed to high winds and toppled over, some took to social media claiming it was a metaphor for the state of the current administration .
The White House’s national Christmas tree, a towering 40-foot Norway spruce, collapsed Tuesday afternoon, with conservative commentators quick to point out the irony of the situation.
“The national Christmas tree is falling,” the House Republican Committee on the Judiciary wrote in an article X. “Perfectly summing up Joe Biden’s presidency.”
The fallen tree comes just two days before the annual tree lighting ceremony with President Biden.
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Benny Johnson, a conservative talk show host, said the tree falling to the ground was “very appropriate.”
“Biden’s Christmas tree at the White House was blown over by the wind,” Johnson wrote in an X post. “So fitting for this administration.”
“They can’t even do the little things,” replied conservative radio host Mike Sperrazza.
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According to National Weather Service public affairs specialist Jasmine Shanti, the towering tree fell around 1 p.m. ET, during a strong gust of wind.
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The tree, native to the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, was quickly assessed by NPS staff and returned to its upright position Tuesday evening at 6 p.m.