The National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C., toppled over on Tuesday, prompting a blizzard of jokes and memes on social media at President Joe Biden‘s expense.
A powerful gust of wind knocked down the tree placed in the Ellipse near the White House in the early afternoon, according to the National Park Service, but crews managed to pick it back up with a crane within a couple hours.
The National Christmas Tree Has Fallen pic.twitter.com/1SjgoPBtkn
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 28, 2023
“The National Park Service is currently evaluating the National Christmas Tree, which fell over on Nov. 28 during a strong wind gust this afternoon,” the agency said in a statement. “As the saying goes, ‘the show must go on,’ and the NPS and our event partners are looking at all possibilities to ensure a successful event this year.” NPS later said workers had replaced a “snapped” cable and declared the tree was standing upright as of 6 p.m. local time.
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