Former President Donald Trump has made it back in the White House for holidays in the form of a photograph hanging from the Biden family’s Christmas tree.
First Lady Jill Biden on Monday unveiled the White House Christmas decor that follows her “Gifts from the Heart” theme. One of the decorations included a giant Christmas tree in the State Dining Room that featured a gold-framed photo of Trump and his wife Melania.
The tree also featured pictures of other presidential families, including the Obamas, the families of former presidents Bush, the Reagans and the Carters.
More photographs of the former first families, again including those of the Trump family, were also seen hanging in a hallway, along with the framed holiday greeting cards from Biden, Obama and Trump.
The Christmas decorations act as a truce of sorts between the Trumps and the Bidens. Their seemingly bitter relationship started after the Trump family skipped a longstanding tradition of inviting the incoming president and first lady to tea at the White House, according to ABC News Australia.
The truce follows the Bidens’ theme of showcasing “things that unite and heal” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The things we hold sacred unite us and transcend distance, time, and even the constraints of a pandemic: faith, family, and friendship; a love of the arts, learning, and nature; gratitude, service, and community; unity and peace," the Bidens said in a commemorative 2021 White House holiday guidebook. "These are the gifts that tie together the heartstrings of our lives. These are the gifts from the heart."
Apart from paying tribute to former presidential families, the Bidens’ holiday decorations also honored frontline workers in this year’s Gingerbread House, which was a gingerbread village featuring the White House alongside a school, police station, fire station, gas station, hospital, post office and a grocery store.
Frontline workers were also represented in the doves and shooting star decorations used in the East Colonnade hallway. The decorations represented the “peace and light” brought by the first responders during the pandemic, the guidebook said.
More than 100 volunteers from the surrounding area helped decorate the White House. In total, the Bidens’ Christmas decorations included 6,000 feet of ribbon, 300 candles, 10,000 ornaments, 41 Christmas trees and more than 78,000 holiday lights, according to the office of the first lady.