Former First Lady Melania Trump fired back at NBC resident historian Michael Beschloss for sharing false and misleading information about her renovations to the Rose Garden at the White House when she and President Trump were in office.
Beschloss, a known Trump hater, shared a now viral misleading photo of the Rose Garden.
“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,” he said in a tweet.
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) August 7, 2021
Melania Trump’s office fired back. “[Michael Beschloss] has proven his ignorance by showing a picture of the Rose Garden in its infancy,” the office said via Twitter. “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.”
.@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
The Daily Wire reports:
Trump unveiled the newly renovated Rose Garden last August. “Her office said she wanted to make the area more closely resemble the original 1962 design by Rachel Lambert Mellon during the Kennedy administration,” The Hill noted.
Current first lady Jill Biden in May posted a photo of the Rose Garden, highlighting the fruits of trump’s renovation. The colorful flowers were notably not referenced in the NBC historian’s post.
During her tenure as first lady, Trump stayed relatively quiet despite intense media backlash and left-wing protest. She did, though, send a message to the press with her clothing on a border trip, memorably wearing a jacket that read, “I Really Don’t Care Do you?”
“It’s obvious that I didn’t wear the jacket for the children,” she told ABC News during a rare sit-down interview. “I wore the jacket to go on the plane and off the plane. And it was for the people and the left wing media who are criticizing me. And I want to show them that I don’t care. You could criticize, whatever you want to say, it will not stop me to do what I feel is right.”
Trump added that the jacket was “kind of a message” “because I see how the media got obsessed about it. … I would prefer that they focus on what I do, on my initiatives, than what I wear.”
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