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A Small Army Puts up Obama's Christmas Tree

How many people does it take to put up a Christmas tree for the Obamas? Small army of White House minions takes four days at height of economic crisis

He may have suffered a blow after being forced to compromise with the Republican party over tax cuts but President Obama has not let the setback affect his Christmas.

A new time-lapse video released by the White House reveals the sheer scale of the operation to erect the official Christmas Tree of the First Family with hundreds of workers visible as the Douglas fir begins to take shape.

Grown in Pennsylvania, the tree - which is eighteen-and-a-half feet high and nearly 13ft wide - was received by Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia last week and took four-and-a-half days to be decorated.


As well as erecting the White House's official Christmas tree, the Obamas will also light the National Christmas Tree in Washington DC on Thursday.

Barack Obama and his family will turn the lights on at the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse in Presidents Park on December 9th with the event streamed live on the internet.Almost 100 volunteers from around the U.S. flew into Washington DC on the day after Thanksgiving to help decorate the White House, with its Christmas makeover expected to be seen by more than 100,000 people by the end of the month.

The timing of the White House transformation will no doubt leave Obama critics with sharpened knives. Long-term plan to reduces the U.S. budget deficit remains elusive and unemployment numbers are terrible.

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  • Comment of user 'DoucheBagRadar' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • Why dont you see how many it takes to put up the last 12 presidents trees then get back to me.

    Let me guess, Ronald Reagan only had 2 people putting up the tree, right? And your partisan excuse would be "cuz he was a conservative!". Then the Bush's only had 1 "cuz they were bettered conservatives!" yeeeeee haaaaw!

    I'll add this to the other stupid crap people who cant handle Obama in the White House tout like.....

    He should have been checking everyones underwear PERS More..

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    • Damn... that sums it up for the wacko's that just hate just to hate and lie to further there hate.. Beautiful comment!!

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  • Every president has a christmas tree, this is just needling. If you want to complain about Obama, there are much better reasons to do so. Stupid shit like this is petty.

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  • damn would you all shut the fuck up already? You don't make a peep when they give millionares money back on their taxes, costing the country 850 billion, but you want to bitch about a Christmas tree?

    If you only knew how fucking stupid you all look...

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  • Oh for fuck sake, people.

    You're bitching about the goddamn christmas tree now?

    How much of a petty nitpicker are some of you?

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    • I honestly have never heard such whining ever over the smallest things. He has a Christmas tree. Complain. If he didnt have one... hes not a Christian and hes a Muslim terrorist. He has one person put it up, they say he is taking jobs away. Has 10 people put it up, its an outrage. Please please please stop your stupidity right wingers. I used to lean your way but now I'm realizing you might be retarded.

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  • idiotic, isnt this tradition in the white house?

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  • Wow, liveleaks is getting more racist with each passing day.

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  • Payed for by Obama, of course. (Right?)

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    • Shhhhhhh! Shit like that gets the ConservativeLeak sockpuppets in a frenzy!

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    • Sure if you believe that fine.

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    • Right! Just like Bush paid for his 8 trees. This is the White House, home of the President of the United States. Regardless of which party holds it, there will be a tree each and every Christmas. This is NOT Obamas tree.

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  • LOL! So many negative comments on a video about politics on a Christmas tree video... lmao stupid stupid people.

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  • Nice three

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  • i wonder how old some of the ornaments on that tree are?

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  • now all of the sudden they care about the tax payer's money .

    lol

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  • looks like a 'union job'

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  • What are they doing? Rubbing it in?

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  • Nice room freshener.

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  • buckingham palace

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  • I think a small Charlie Brown tree would have been more symbolic,..

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  • I wonder if they will put up the communist symbols they had on it last yr.?? Probably this was done by union workers.Its just like gov workers to take 4 days to put up a christmas tree.Notice how many are standing around doing nothine.

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  • Merry Xmas and Happy Hajj there President Barack Hussein Mohammad Obama. Did you put your Mao Tse Tung ornament on it like you did last year? Don't forget your Whitehouse prayer rugs. Huckabee said that if you want to keep United States secrets a secret, you should hide them in the same place you hide your college records and birth certificate.

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    • Huckabee was right. However, this is one exception I will support the obambo on. The xmas tree is a White House tradition and if he were to do away with it he knows he would really feel the wrath of the people. As it is and as you have memtioned he still has to add his own touch of obamboism such as the MTT ornament just to show his true colors.

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  • Did not think muslims celebrate Christmas???

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