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Liberals attack Melania Trump with hate over Rose Garden renovation: ‘The worst first lady in history’

Liberals attacked Melania Trump over the weekend after the first lady unveiled renovations to the Rose Garden at the White House.

What is the background?

According to CNN, the Rose Garden has been under construction since last month to undergo horticultural and technological updates.

From CNN:

The restoration resembles the original design and formation of the Rose Garden, established by President John F. Kennedy, and implemented in 1962 by horticulturist and philanthropist Rachel “Bunny” Mellon. The garden had not undergone a comprehensive refresh since then.

One of the first lady’s stated goals for the renovation was to “fulfill the dynamic needs of the modern presidency,” so part of the updated design includes modern features for audio and visual capabilities, as well as lighting and access for television cameras.

On Saturday, Melania unveiled the renovated garden.

What was the response?

Liberals who are not fond of President Donald Trump tore into Melania over the renovation.

“You destroyed our garden! How DARE you! Do you have no appreciation of history? Do you have no understanding of America, of what this gorgeous place MEANT?! Your tasteless, crass, white-power mindset is disgusting. Get out of OUR house! It’s not yours to destroy!” liberal writer Kurt Eichenwald said.

“The Rose Garden now looks like a cemetery, which perhaps is actually appropriate given what your husband has done to our country,” Eugene Gu responded.

Author Jennifer Wright called the renovation “entirely devoid of color or joy,” comparing the renovation to what the garden looked like during the Obama administration.

NBC political analyst Howard Fineman said the Trumps have turned the Rose Garden into a “neo-fascist parade ground.”

Author Don Winslow said, “Dear @FLOTUS You are the worst first lady in history. 80% of Americans just hate you. We will all remember that when you Trump did every evil thing he did you were standing right beside him cheering him on. You supported and enabled hate, torture, death, assault, & racism.”

Others commented:

  • “I’m an avid gardener and conservationist. But here’s some non-political feedback. And I’ve never tweeted to the WH, POTUS, or FLOTUS until right now. This is terrible. Removing pollinator trees and replacing with so much lawn is so bad ecologically. This makes me sad,” another person commented.
  • “This is the ‘Rose Garden: Pandemic Version!’ It is devoid of color & lifeless. It looks like a garden that one would see at a war memorial. What were they thinking?” another person said.
  • “Sad. It was lovely before. 30 million Americans dont have enough food. and you do this- at our expense,” another person said.
  • “Cool. You spent time and money changing something that didn’t need to be changed – as your citizens struggle to survive,” yet another person responded.

Despite what her detractors said, public funds did not finance the renovation. According to CNN, it was paid for through private donations.

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First lady Melania Trump announces plans to revamp the White House Rose Garden

First lady Melania Trump announced Monday that the White House Rose Garden is getting a makeover, and the project is already underway thanks to funds from private donors.

What are the details?

The White House issued a news release from the office of the first lady, explaining that the Rose Garden would “return to its original ’62 footprint” as designed by philanthropist Rachel Lambert “Bunny” Mellon during the Kennedy administration. Updates will also be added to make the outdoor space more accommodating for people with disabilities and to provide modern infrastructure for audiovisual and broadcasting needs.

The memo noted that “the
project is supported by the National Park Service, who has cared for the White House and its grounds since 1933, and funded with private donations.” The Rose Garden area is 125-foot long, 60-foot wide, and sits outside the Oval Office on the West Wing.

Melania Trump tweeted, “Even in the most difficult times, the @WhiteHouse Rose Garden has stood as a symbol of strength & continuity. Today, it is my pleasure to announce our plans to renew & restore this iconic space so that we preserve its history & beauty for generations to come.”

When do the renovations begin?

A senior official from the Trump administration told the
Daily Mail that the Rose Garden renovations began Monday and are expected to take roughly three weeks to complete.

The outlet noted that the Rose Garden is used for news conferences, the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardons, and for hosting special events. The first lady announced her signature “Be Best” campaign from the Rose Garden in 2018, and she and President Donald Trump hosted a state dinner for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the outdoor space last year.

According to the
Associated Press, “Mrs. Trump has overseen several renovation projects, including refurbishment of the Red Room wall coverings, Blue Room furniture and the White House bowling alley.” She is also currently overseeing the installation of a privately funded tennis pavilion on the White House grounds.

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