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Melania Trump is getting mocked online after she showed that she’s still bitter about the criticism she got for her “Beverly Hillbillies” changes to the White House Rose Garden a year later.
Last year, presidential historian and author Michael Beschloss went viral last year when he tweeted side-by-side before-and-after pictures of the Rose Garden to show how it changed during the Trump administration.
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On President Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day, attention was again focused on the White House and Beschloss went on MSNBC, where he brought up how the Trumps built a tennis pavilion near the space that “looks quite like a mausoleum.”
He said that the Trumps wanted a shot of Melania walking in the Rose Garden for the Republican National Convention, but they couldn’t get it because of the crabapple trees Jackie Kennedy Onassis had planted. So they had the trees all “yanked out… essentially for a camera shot,” as journalists on the channel laughed.
On Twitter, Beschloss said that the pavilion looks like the set of The Beverly Hillbillies.
This “pavilion” next to the house in Bel-Air used for filming of “The Beverly Hillbillies” TV show looks quite like the new White House “Tennis Pavilion”: pic.twitter.com/mWKAmKOz8X
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) January 10, 2021
This weekend he again tweeted about the “evisceration of the White House Rose Garden,” and Melania Trump had had enough.
Well, not Melania Trump, but the Office of Melania Trump – even though she does not currently hold any office – said Beschloss “has proven his ignorance by showing a picture of the Rose Garden in its infancy.”
“His misleading information is dishonorable & he should never be trusted as a professional historian,” she concluded, echoing her husband’s years of criticisms of the media, where he would call any reporting he didn’t like “fake news.”
.@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
People on Twitter had fun responding to her.
No matter what you say, you still took a beautiful, colorful, historic garden with graceful cherry trees & you destroyed its charm and dignity. It is now appears to be a bland, tasteless, overcrowded, chaotic weed patch void of any class. pic.twitter.com/e7wIdqYA6l
— G-Barb ☮ (@wilycyotee) August 9, 2021
So the person who wore this when visiting ‘a detention facility in Texas for immigrant children who had been separated from their parents at the border’ (@TheWrap) cares about a historian’s opinion of a ROSE GARDEN?? 😑 pic.twitter.com/2fctn8WBgQ
— Fozzie 🐼 🧸 🐨 🐻 (@FozzieBear88) August 8, 2021
LOL that this Twitter account even exists, & LMAO that *this* is what they bother to tweet about.
I’m a professional gardener. You crammed way too many plants into a bed surrounded by boring boxwoods, & the whole design looks like something you’d see framing a cheap golf club.
— Serenity Now! (@Cpo10za) August 8, 2021
The Rose Garden was desecrated to provide a catwalk for RNC acceptance speeches. Set for wide camera spans.
At significant taxpayer expense, they made a stage set for the RNC convention. pic.twitter.com/uzhbkGBt4V
— – – —• Kelley •— – – (@andreagail_k) August 9, 2021