Melania Trump Faces Criticism For Rose Garden Renovations
Former First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, responded to historian Michael Beschloss’ criticism of her 2020 renovations to the White House Rose Garden. She called his comments “misleading” and “dishonorable.”
“.@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,” she tweeted on Sunday.
.@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
Beschloss is the presidential historian for NBC News, and he began the feud when he tweeted, “Evisceration of White House Rose Garden was completed a year ago this month, and here was the grim result – decades of American history made to disappear.”
The White House first revealed the former First Lady’s Rose Garden renovations last August. Her office claimed that she wanted the garden to resemble its original 1962 design, created by Rachel Lambert Mellon during the Kennedy administration.
— Melania Trump 45 Archived (@FLOTUS45) August 22, 2020
“We want Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff to take this on and restore the Rose Garden to [former first lady Jackie Kennedy’s] original design,” the Change.org petition said.
The petition said that the renovations made by the Trump administration “ripped away” Kennedy’s work. Biden and Emhoff have not responded to the petition.
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