First Lady Melania Trump revealed the results of her renovation of the famous White House rose garden on Saturday, a seemingly innocuous redesign that prompted an avalanche of hate and brazen attacks on her character and person.
Melania tweeted photos of the made-over garden, along with the caption: “Excited to honor history & celebrate the future in our beautiful @WhiteHouse Rose Garden this evening. Thank you to all who helped renew this iconic & truly gorgeous space.”
The first lady’s design purposely paid homage to former first lady Jackie Kennedy’s 1962 blueprint with the help of private donations and the National Parks Service, but leftist activists unable to even momentarily pause their barrage of anti-Trump hate attacked the FLOTUS for “wrecking” the garden.
Former New York Times reporter Kurt Eichenwald launched one of the more vile and xenophobic attacks against Melania Trump, tweeting on Saturday, “It is a destruction of our history, something no other First Lady would have had the gall to do. This is the first time I have been furious that @FLOTUS is a foreigner. She has no right to wreck our history.” Apparently, Eichenwald considers all naturalized citizens as foreigners.
The [Trump] family did its best to turn the lovely Rose Garden into a neo-fascist parade ground,” NBC News analyst Howard Fineman complained.
Many leftists compared photos of the “colorful, happy” Obama-era rose garden replete with blooming tulips to the current iteration, conveniently ignoring the fact that changes in the season render different versions of the garden no matter who occupies the oval office.
Others had a meltdown over the disappearance of several crabapple trees from the garden, accusing the FLOTUS of hacking “Jackies trees” down — nevermind the fact that the trees were removed and replanted elsewhere on White House grounds.
Becket Adams of the Washington Examiner observed on Sunday:
One may not care for the new aesthetic, but it is what it is: a garden restoration. However, judging by the onslaught of hate directed at the first lady, one would think that she had murdered a baby panda on live television. And even crazier than a weirdly large number of people claiming to have an emotional investment in the Rose Garden is that their furious responses reveal they are unfamiliar with both the history of the garden as well as the basics of horticulture. These people do not know why they are angry. They just know that they are.