20 Rules Every First Family Is Supposed to Follow
For instance, you won’t find the president driving down Pennsylvania Ave.
The president pardons a turkey on Thanksgiving
The U.S. president holds the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation ever year, where they celebrate and spare a turkey from the Thanksgiving table. John F. Kennedy is reportedly the first president to throw a ceremony and rescue a bird. Learn about the hidden talents of 24 U.S. presidents.
The first family decorates the White House
Congress only funds part of the decorating process. According to the White House Historical Association, the first family makes up the difference if they over-spend on new furnishings. Plus, certain rooms are entirely off limits for redecorating. The White House Curator helps balance the home needs of the first family and the artifacts in the iconic home. These are the 8 perks U.S. presidents get to keep after leaving office.
The first lady chooses an interior designer
Melania Trump tapped Tham Kannalikham to redecorate the White House private quarters. Former first lady Michelle Obama went with Los Angeles-based interior designer Michael Smith to decorate the rooms. These presidential mysteries were never solved.
The first ladies sit down for tea
The former and future first ladies typically sit together for tea sometime before the change of power. According to CNN, Laura Bush offered Michelle Obama help if she needed it during this meeting, just as Obama offered her help to Melania Trump. You probably weren’t taught these facts about the White House in history class.
There should always be a Christmas tree theme
Jackie Kennedy is the first lady who ushered in the Christmas tree theme, according to the White House Historical Association. She decorated a tree in the oval Blue Room after Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” ballet. Current first lady Melania Trump decided the 2018 theme was “American treasures.” Do you know which state produced the most U.S. presidents?
The first family always hosts the Easter Egg Roll
The White House grounds opened to the public for the first Easter Egg Roll in 1878. Since then, presidents have hosted the event on the lawn every year except for a few years during World War II and during a White House construction project, according to the White House Historical Association. Here is the funniest joke told by 23 U.S. presidents.
The first family should live in the White House
The White House is the official residence of the first family. That said, when President Donald Trump came into office his son, Barron, and the first lady did not move in until the end of the 11-year-old’s school year. These presidential “facts” are actually false.
Windows in the White House remain closed
There won’t be a natural breeze passing through the White House since the windows must remain closed. Michelle Obama said that she was anticipating finally opening windows for some fresh air after the end of her husband’s turn as president.
Presidential pets are a tradition
It’s tradition for the president and his family to have a pet to, “soften their image,” according to CNN. Former presidents have had everything from ponies to raccoons, although President Trump doesn’t have plans for adding a pet to the first family.
The president must plan their funeral
In the first two weeks of their presidency, new presidents must make their funeral arrangement plans. These are the 12 famous quotes from presidents that are actually false.