Melania Trump hits back after NBC resident historian Michael Beschloss condemned her Rose Garden renovation, calling his remarks “misleading” and “dishonorable” before questioning his credibility.
On Saturday, Aug. 7, Michael Beschloss, a presidential historian and frequent opponent of former President Donald Trump, posted a photo of the Rose Garden after Melania Trump made modifications during her husband’s four-year presidency, according to the New York Post.
“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,” said Beschloss’ tweet, including a photo of the garden.
On Twitter, many users supported Beschloss, saying things like, “I really hope they add more color! What Melanie did was unforgivable! I almost think she made it horrible on purpose.”
“It would have been so much better if they gave Melania crayons and coloring books to keep her busy instead of destroying national treasures,” added another one.
Melania Trump’s office wrote the next day on Twitter in response to Beschloss’s criticism about her landscaping, saying, “@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.”
The tweet included a new photo of the Rose Garden with full-blooming rose bushes instead.
“Thank you for putting up with the negativity.” One person said in a retweet of Melania Trump’s response. “We the people appreciate what you do!”
The first substantial remodeling of the iconic garden situated right behind the Oval Office since Jacqueline Kennedy’s in the 1960s was finished in August 2020 by the former first lady.
According to the Sun, her office stated that she wants to restore the area to its original 1962 form by Rachel Lambert Mellon, as it was during the Kennedy government.
First lady Ellen Wilson created the Rose Garden in 1913, and it is frequently used for presidential news conferences and speeches.
In April, a petition was circulated requesting that current First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff undo the renovations to the iconic Garden.
More than 82,000 signatures have been gained, but neither has answered to it.
First lady Jill Biden posted a picture of the Rose Garden bursting with flowers in May, “Spring is here at the @WhiteHouse!”