Earlier this week, the White House unveiled its 2018 Christmas decorations, and oh boy, did the internet have some questions for Melania Trump. For some reason, the first lady decided that filling a hallway with creepy red trees that look like handmaids from The Handmaid’s Tale was a great idea. And now that she’s received backlash for her…unique…design choice, Trump is coming to the trees’ defense.

On Wednesday, November 28th, Trump spoke at Liberty University and took the opportunity to address the trees, chalking up the controversy to a difference in taste.

Well, that’s certainly one explanation. But we have a feeling that if blood red trees were anything other than creepy, they would have taken off a long time ago.

We can’t blame Trump for defending her choice, though. After all, nobody wants to hear that their Christmas decorations look like something out of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. But maybe next time she could consider going with something a little less…bloody?

Yeah, that’s probably for the best.