The National Christmas Tree and a Jewish President
With all the election hoopla going on at present, I've been thinking a lot about the presidency. Even though Bernie Sander's chances seem slim to win the Democratic nomination, if he did, and ended up winning the presidency, he would be the first Jewish, and non-Christian, president.
As a non-Christian president, regardless of how religious or nonreligious Bernie Sanders personally is, what happens to the "National" Christmas tree and all the Christmas decorations in the White House? Is the White House just the president's "home," and he can decorate it however he wants? Is it a public building and the personal religion of the current president doesn't matter? Is it a mixture of both?
Even if it is a public building, should that matter? Should the White House, a pseudo-government building, have a Christmas tree in the first place? Yes, I know that the Supreme Court has ruled that a Christmas tree is permissible on public and government property (Lynch v. Donnelly for those of you who are curious), but I think they're wrong. Would we really expect a Jewish president, Bernie Sanders or anyone else, to light the National Christmas tree? To have his house, White or otherwise, filled with Christmas decorations?
Just curious what people's thoughts were on here...