First Lady Melania Trump wasted no time getting the White House into the holiday spirit, covering the residence in wreaths, printing out a festive booklet, and putting up several mistletoes which will inevitably force staffers to take precautions when walking through any doorway, lest someone who has perhaps bragged about grabbing women's genitals be lurking.
The piece quoted a "longtime friend of the Trumps'" who remains unnamed.
The Chapman family also grew the 1998 White House Christmas trees for President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, as well as the 2003 tree for President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.
'She didn't want this come hell or high water, ' the friend added.
She said: "I think he's missing a little bit of his old life".
The profile's author, Sarah Ellison, didn't pull any punches either.
A former model and businesswoman who was born in Slovenia and speaks five languages, Melania Trump, 47, married the future president in 2005 and became a USA citizen in 2006. Now, Zampolli concluded, she is warming to the role.
And the next day, Melania's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, stepped in.
"One again part of the liberal media, this time Vanity Fair, has written a story riddled with unnamed sources and false assertions", a statement from a FLOTUS' spokesperson to CNN reads. She loves living in Washington, DC and is honored by her role as First Lady of the United States.
A friend said she was unnerved by the constant watch of Secret Service agents and keen to keep her son, Barron, sheltered from the attention of his position. "It's Donald's thing". And I think she understood he was going to be unhappy if he didn't run", she said.
Typically, the first lady welcomes the tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving, but the first family will be leaving Washington early to spend the Thanksgiving holiday in President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.