(UnitedHeadlines.com) – Social media users called the National Christmas Tree falling over Nov. 28, just two days before President Joe Biden was expected to light it, a “metaphor” for Biden.
High winds caused the National Christmas Tree, a 40-foot-tall Norway Spruce from the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, to fall down. The National Park Services replaced a cable holding the tree and quickly re-lifted it off the ground. The tree was planted Nov. 11 to replace a tree planted in 2021 that had developed needle cast, a fungal disease. Since 1932, the tree has been located in the same spot, the northeast quadrant of the Ellipse near the White House.
Speaker of the House and Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson hosted the annual lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree Nov 28, the same day the National Christmas Tree fell. The Capitol Christmas Tree is located on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
The incident caused many Twitter users to compare the tree falling to Biden’s frequent falls. Amy Kremer posted that the tree going “kaboom” was “much like BIDENOMICS.” The Citizen Free Press called it “A fitting image of the Biden White House.” “A stiff breeze blows Biden over too,” Students for Life president Kristen Hawkins wrote in a post.
Fox News host Jimmy Failla posted that it was “nice to see something falling at the White House besides Biden.” Prolific Twitte user Tim Young posted that the tree blowing over was “the perfect reminder” of how much Biden has ruined America, and Benny Johnson called it “fitting for this administration.” The House Judiciary GOP joined in the mockery, saying that the tree falling over “sums up Biden’s presidency “perfectly.”
The tradition of the National Christmas Tree dates back to 1889. The first outdoor National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony was initiated in 1923 by former President Calvin Coolidge.
The last time the National Christmas Tree fell over was during former President Barack Obama’s first term, in 2011.
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