This is... awkward.
First Lady Melania Trump has unveiled her makeover of the White House's Rose Garden and approximately no one likes it. Not even Donald Trump (not confirmed, probably though).
The garden was originally commissioned by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, and designed in part by his wife Jacqueline Kennedy. Over the years, it became known for its colourful and vibrant existence, which has historically provided a backdrop for many presidential press conferences and events.
It is the first upgrade of the Rose Garden in about 60 years and Americans are furious, specifically because a garden renovation probably shouldn't be at the top of the White House's priority list when they are in the middle of a pandemic which has so far killed at least 175,000 people in their country alone. But also because there are no more roses in the Rose Garden.
Donald Trump announced the FLOTUS' plans to makeover the garden last month, saying it will involve“electrical upgrades for television appearances, a new walkway, and new flowers and shrubs.”
Melania Trump, who will give her Republican convention speech from the garden on Tuesday, said she wanted the garden to "fulfill the dynamic needs of the modern presidency." Apparently that means removing all colour from the garden.
Here are some tweets that show how Americans have responded to the White House's rose garden renovation.
trump took the post boxes out of the post office, the roses out of the rose garden, and the united out of the united states— m i t h (@ManlnTheHoody) August 22, 2020