President Donald Trump‘s time in the Oval Office has been anything but festive — but even his followers were surprised by how depressing his Christmas picture with First Lady Melania Trump was this year. The couple, seated on opposite sides of the Christmas tree, didn’t even look at each other in the pic shared on the FLOTUS’ Instagram page.
“@POTUS and I had fun helping children track #Santa tonight. Wishing everyone a wonderful #ChristmasEve,” Melania captioned the image. Clearly, the Trumps’ idea of “fun” is very different than most people. Watch the video below to see the Trump’s “sad” Christmas photo.
Followers quickly flooded the comment section with disappointed reactions to the holiday picture. “This might be one of the saddest Christmas pictures I’ve seen this season,” one fan wrote before another added, “The last thing this picture says is fun LOL.”
For others, it was a sign Melania is completely over being married to the president and is making it known with her photo choices. “Let’s analyze their body language and her choice of this photo,” one eagle-eyed follower wrote. Previously, Life & Style reported that the mother-of-one was struggling with her new role. “She feels the pressure,” longtime Trump pal Federico Pignatelli said. “She always has to be kind, perfect, well-dressed, well-everything. It’s tiring. It’s a tough schedule. She has to be a mother, a first lady, the wife of a man as well.”
However, that was not the only Christmas pic Melania, 47, shared on the social media platform. She also had some fun with Snapchat and posted a filtered selfie, complete with Santa hat. “Merry Christmas,” she wrote alongside the uncharacteristically playful pic. Fans were definitely loving that side of the Slovenian beauty more, writing, “YES YES YES!!! I FREAKING LOVE IT! SNAPCHAT AWAY FIRST LADY!!!”
Donald, 71, also took credit for bringing back the Christmas spirit — despite his lackluster holiday pic. “People are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again,” he tweeted. “I am proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!” Sigh.