Melania Trump shares Christmas decoration photos as Robert Mueller is grilled by lawmakers over Russia probe
First Lady Melania Trump unwittingly trolled critics by sharing photographs of herself picking out Christmas decorations at the White House while former special counsel Robert Mueller was grilled by lawmakers on Wednesday.
Donning a subtle cream short-sleeve top with cuffed sleeves tucked into a matching pencil skirt, the FLOTUS shared images on her official Instagram and Twitter accounts, Daily Mail reports.
"Christmas planning has begun in the East Wing at the @WhiteHouse," she wrote. "I'm looking forward to sharing our final vision for this unique tradition in the coming months." Melania is seen in photos shuffling through flowers and fabric swatches as she picks and chooses ornaments to decorate the White House for Christmas.
That said, the post came during Mueller's testimony before two congressional committees about his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections and Trump's alleged efforts to obstruct the probe.
Some social media users questioned the timing of the post, asking why she would be focusing on Christmas when Mueller was being grilled over his investigative report.
However, the stunning first lady appeared unperturbed in the photos, with her signature highlighted-brown hair styled into long wavy curls. She paired the look with nude stilettos and her glittering diamond wedding band on her ring finger.
Meanwhile, Mueller faced a series of questions over his report by members of the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on Wednesday morning.
Mueller maintained in his testimony that his report did not exonerate Trump, stressing that the president could be charged after he left the office. Nonetheless, Melania appeared unruffled as she planned Christmas decorations for her home.
Fans of the first lady were quick to praise her for starting on the Christmas decorations ahead of time. "Always good to get a head start on the Christmas holidays!" one wrote.
"You are such a lovely first lady with wonderful taste. I am looking forward to seeing what you've chosen for this year's Christmas season," another commented.
But several critics did not approve of her actions.
"Sweetheart, I don’t think you’re still going to be living in the White House in December. Are you not listening to the Mueller testimony? 'Yes, obstruction!'" one person tweeted.
"This is the saddest attempt at distraction I've seen in a while. No one believes you're planning for Christmas in July, Karen," another added.
Critics of the Trump administration also grabbed the opportunity to slam Melania for migrant children who were allegedly being held in detention camps. "You know what would be cool? If you decorated the halls of the White House leading to the Christmas tree with the personal belongings of the kids who your hubby is currently keeping in kiddie concentration camps on our southern border. Purses, rosaries, Bibles, photos... Cool!" one person commented.
"Are you going to head to the border to put garland around children’s cages? Maybe put out some gifts just beyond their reach?" another tweeted.