A year ago, then-First Lady Melania Trump set off a firestorm of criticism for “renovating” the White House Rose Garden, even though no one had complained about the garden which was installed in the 1960s by Jackie Kennedy, making it historically significant and beloved by the vast majority of Americans.
Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss remains upset by what Mrs. Trump did to the Rose Garden, and he expressed his disapproval on Twitter over the weekend:
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) August 7, 2021
Even though this isn’t the first time Beschloss has been critical of the changes Melania made to the Rose Garden, the former first lady’s office angrily fired back at him on social media:
.@BeschlossDC has proven his ignorance by showing a picture of the Rose Garden in its infancy. The Rose Garden is graced with a healthy & colorful blossoming of roses. His misleading information is dishonorable & he should never be trusted as a professional historian. https://t.co/LU243SANF1 pic.twitter.com/PuVOSjxx5w
— Office of Melania Trump (@OfficeofMelania) August 8, 2021
But as others on Twitter reminded Melania, she’s the one who changed a piece of American history that didn’t need changing:
Melania’s shot cherry-picks a vantage point from behind a tree that’s not part of the side garden.
Because in a false equivalence, its “borrowed” foliage appears to substitute for the rows of cherry trees that were destroyed, and inflates the ratio of plants to structures. pic.twitter.com/8wY2UY8jxL
— Office of Monty Boa (@MontyBoa99) August 8, 2021
“Cheap golf club” is pretty much their aesthetic…. along with clothing bearing messages of indifference to children at the border.
— miss speech (@miss_speech) August 8, 2021
MELANIA, YOU TURNED A LOVELY SPACE INTO A DAMN GRAVE YARD, STFU AND BLOW AWAY
— KAYLEE BURRIS (@KAYLEEBURRIS) August 8, 2021
No matter what you say, you still took a beautiful, colorful, historic garden with graceful cherry trees & you destroyed its charm and dignity. It is now appears to be a bland, tasteless, overcrowded, chaotic weed patch void of any class. pic.twitter.com/e7wIdqYA6l
— G-Barb ☮ (@wilycyotee) August 9, 2021
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