The National Christmas Tree toppled over near the White House on Tuesday, just two days before the National Tree Lighting ceremony.
A strong wind gust blew the tree over at around 1 p.m., the National Park Service said.
🚨#BREAKING: The White House National Christmas Tree Has Fallen
The National Christmas Tree, where President Joe Biden was scheduled to deliver the Christmas tree lighting, has been toppled over after a significant gust of wind occurred, according to the… pic.twitter.com/KOuD5b1nmc
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The tree’s unfortunate collapse was seen by many on social media as a metaphor of the Biden White House.
National Christmas Tree has fallen at the Ellipse pic.twitter.com/o8ITKfTkDF
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The U.S. Parks Service initially said the tree may not be salvageable, but was optimistic that the “show must go on” for the tree lighting on Thursday.
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At about 5 p.m., the tree was on its side with its…
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