Melania Trump gets strong support amid criticism of Rose Garden renovation: 'Didn't ruin it'

'We are letting our disdain for Trump lead us to judge everything as harshly as possible,' wrote a Twitter user on the criticism about Melania Trump's Rose Garden renovations


                            Melania Trump gets strong support amid criticism of Rose Garden renovation: 'Didn't ruin it'
Melania Trump receives support from social media users after Michael Beschloss accuses her of turning White House's old Rose Garden 'grim' (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The office of former first lady Melania Trump has lashed back at presidential historian Michael Beschloss for dubbing her renovation of the White House Rose Garden "grim." On the anniversary month of the Melania-esque renovation, the historian decided to share the photo slamming the former First Lady for completely eviscerating Jackie Kennedy's vibrant garden. But despite several agreeing with Beshloss's sentiments over the alleged paradise lost, many have come forward speaking in favour of the ex FLOTUS. Conservative right wing leaders as well as some of the general populace have since tweeted how it's not entirely Melania's fault. 

Melania was last in the news for denying she ever made infamous remarks about late Senator John McCain not being a war hero. She was also praised for jointly sending a letter to a little girl, leaving her in tears to have heard from both her and husband Donald Trump. Melania also allegedly tried to stop 'superspreader' White House events hosted by Donald Trump in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Looks like all this has contributed to turning the tide of public opinion on her much-reviled renovation of the White House's iconic Rose Garden.

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A view of the recently renovated Rose Garden at the White House on August 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Rose Garden has been under renovation since last month and updates to the historic garden include a redesign of the plantings, new limestone walkways and technological updates to the space. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

In his tweet slamming the ex FLOTUS's renovation, Beschloss wrote: "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: @dougmillsnyt" To that, a newly created Twitter account representing the Office of Melania Trump replied, denoucning Beschloss's credibility as a historian. "[email protected] 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," the account shared.

Amidst heavy social media backlash and mockery, Melania has some strong supporters who don't think she is culpable. Whether they were fans or not, American citizens or not - Twitter users felt the need to point out that the blame game just wasn't right. "Sorry for butting in as a non US You do realise this picture shows a garden in bloom in spring? It doesn’t look like that a whole year. Looks elegant and colourful to me," one person wrote in favour of Melania's new Rose Garden. Former CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller also responded to Beschloss saying: "'Evisceration?' A bit over the top, Michael. Not as if they built a Trump Pitch n Putt there."



 

 



 



 

Another user chimed in saying: "Unpopular opinion: she didn't ruin it. The biggest mistake was crabapples. 'The roses are mostly plant colors and white' [Bunny Mellon], 1972 'The White House Gardens.' BTW in the course of the 1962 redesign, the existing garden was 'scraped to the ground'." Another user took a more middle ground and claimed: "I agree that it was better before. But the truth is that the gardens have been changed many times over the history of the White House. We are letting our disdain for Trump lead us to judge everything as harshly as possible, even when it isn't really warranted."

Right wing group founder Brigitte Gabriel wrote an entire Twitter thread refuting claims that Melania ruined the rose garden. "Melania Trump worked for months on a deeply thought out project to RESTORE the White House Rose Garden to its original design from Bunny Mellon, made at the request of President John F Kennedy in 1962. This project was also funded 100% by private donors, NOT taxpayer money," she tweeted, adding: "Leftist journalists have posted photos of the colorful tulips that dominated the space in the Obama years decrying that the ROSE GARDEN was destroyed by Melania Trump, but the facts are very clear. First Lady Melania Trump returned the rose garden back to its intended purpose!" 



 



 



 



 

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