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Melania Trump's Christmas selfie is peak Melania Trump.

Boys and girls, it’s a Christmas miracle – Melania Trump is sharing selfies again!

Yes, for the first time in over a year, the First Lady of the United States has dusted off her front-facing camera, pursed her lips and hit the shutter button, and she did it all just to wish us ‘happy non-denominational holidays’.

Wait… sorry, no. Just ‘Merry Christmas’. Definitely just Merry Christmas.

The snap was shared to social media from the Trump’s Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida, where the 47-year-old Slovenian born woman spent Christmas with her former reality TV star husband, Donald, and presumably also their 11-year-old son Barron. (Maybe.)

So festive is Mrs Trump, that she chose a Santa filter, featuring a red, pom pom-tipped hat and golden reindeer.

But alas, it seems that not everyone is feeling as jolly as she.

In what will no doubt come as a massive shock  (I hope you’re sitting down), there’s been absolute outrage on Twitter.

Most critics seem unhappy that Mrs Trump wasn’t sticking to the FLOTUS script – you know, philanthropy, functions and fashion.

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As the President himself said on the campaign trail last year, his wife would be a “fabulous First Lady” because she’s “beautiful, elegant, and good from the heart”. And sure, a Santa Claus-themed selfie doesn’t exactly slot neatly into any of those boxes.

We’re prepared to raise an eyebrow over the, erm, intense filtering. If anyone could get away without airbrushing their face into something resembling a flawless Bratz doll, it’s fully grown woman and former model Melania Trump.

But directly linking a festive selfie to her husband’s controversial corporation-favouring tax bill (as the British Socialist Party did in the tweet above), seems like a little bit of a stretch.

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Given that over the 11 months she’s been in the role Mrs Trump’s feed has been full of her work with children’s health and education, surely we can allow her to sneak in one li’l old selfish selfie? Even if only as a reminder that beneath all the Dior and Hervé Pierre, she’s just as normal as the rest of us.

C’mon, folks. It’s Christmas…

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