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National Christmas Tree toppled by high winds outside the White House: ‘Perfectly summing up Joe Biden’s presidency’


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An ill wind knocked over the National Christmas Tree outside the White House Tuesday afternoon, two days before it was set to be officially lit by President Biden.

The stately 40-foot spruce, which had been delivered to the White House Ellipse just south of the executive mansion on Nov. 14, fell at around 2 p.m. ET, according to officials.

It was not immediately clear whether the already-decorated tree would be salvageable for Thursday’s lighting ceremony, a tradition which is celebrating its centennial this year.

The National Park Service did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Post.

Work crews scrambled to salvage the tree and get it set upright with a crane.

 

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