The Trump White House is hanging mistletoe — and some people are freaking out

  • The White House has hung a sprig of mistletoe for the holiday season.
  • Many people say that the decoration is in poor taste with the recent wave of sexual harassment and assault allegations that have appeared in the news.
  • President Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct by 16 women.

The White House has hung the mistletoe for the holiday season.

“The mistletoe is a new touch,” CNN’s Kate Bennett tweeted on Monday morning, from a tour of the White House.

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Some people saw the mistletoe as a faux pas, in light of the wave of sexual harassment and assault allegations that have swept the news.

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President Donald Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct by 16 women.

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Typically, the decision to hang mistletoe would not be controversial. And, some people argued that it still should be accepted as a holiday tradition, despite the allegations against Trump and the recent prominence of sexual harassment more generally.

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