People Are Ridiculing Melania Trump’s White House Rose Garden Renovation With Savage Tweets

Ever since 1961, when President Kennedy came up with the idea to design the Rose Garden at the west end of the White House, the garden has become an icon by itself.

Designed by the gardener Rachel Lambert Mellon, it has been home to a colorful selection of magnolias, cherry trees, roses, tulips, and other botanical beauties. Both harmonious and subtle, it has framed the view toward the Cabinet Room and the Oval Office and reflected every changing pattern of American history.

But on Saturday, the First Lady unveiled her Rose Garden remake that was meant to bring the space to its original roots. But the redesign received strong backlash on social media with people being far from impressed with the results. The internet dubbed Melania’s makeover “#RoseGardenMassacre,” comparing the result to a lifeless “parking lot.” The hashtag is now trending and people have a lot to say about it.

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Chasten Report31pointsPOST

K Mac ness4 hours ago

Wish I could upvote more…12ReplyView more comments#2 

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TheDailyEdge Report30pointsPOST

Kathryn Baylis1 hour ago

Every time I look at pictures of the ruined—-sorry—-“renovated” Rose Garden, my first thought is “Where TF are the roses”? Then again, we must remember her rows of red “Handmaiden” Christmas trees. A woman of little taste and imagination—-of course, look who she married. Unless drumpf has a meltdown tantrum from sensory overload when he sees too many colors all at once.3ReplyView more comments#3 

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Finch1 hour ago

From beautiful & colorful to blah….2ReplyView more comments

The iconic Rose Garden came to being after President Kennedy and the first lady returned from a state visit to France. In the summer of 1961, they visited the gardener Rachel Lambert Mellon and invited her to bring the space back to life.

In a piece written for the White House Historical Association in the early 1980s, Mellon revealed that “Kennedy noted that the White House had no garden equal in quality or attractiveness to the gardens that he had seen and in which he had been entertained in Europe. There he had recognized the importance of gardens surrounding an official residence and their appeal to the sensibilities of all people.”

The garden was begun in the spring of 1962 and finished at the end of the same year. Most importantly, its creator said that “It was truly President Kennedy’s garden” and he always showed how much he cared about it.#4 

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Leo Domitrix1 hour ago

“Soul? We don’t need soul! Color? We don’t need color!”… and that sums up the Trumps IMHO1ReplyView more comments#5 

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Kookamunga3 hours ago

Trump: “It was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.” What a delusional egomaniacal moron.5ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#6 

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Kesam2 hours ago

Deservedly savage! 👍3ReplyView more comments

That Melania Trump took on a task so clearly associated with the Kennedys doesn’t come as a surprise, since President Trump told Fox & Friends that “We have our own Jackie O. It’s called Melania, Melania T.”

Today, the flowers in the garden are largely pastels chosen according to the tastes of the first lady, including taller white roses, which were in honor of the first papal visit to the White House by Pope John Paul II in 1979. The most obvious change to the garden was the addition of a 3-foot-wide limestone walking path bordering the central lawn.

But after the first lady tweeted the first images from her renovation, the new Rose Garden received many mixed reactions.#7 

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Unum Kumunu4 hours ago

Looks like cemetery12ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 

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Kathryn Baylis1 hour ago(edited)

And removing old growth trees and roses put in by past First Ladies (who actually were ladies) is unconscionable.4Reply#10 

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Goli Soda2 hours ago

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claudiaraesherm Report19pointsPOST

Kesam2 hours ago

That makes you an expert, and we all know what the Trumps think about experts! (I use the word “think” very loosely here.)1ReplyView more comments#12 

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StilettoKitten Report19pointsPOST

Hello it Smee2 hours ago

This! What the heck is with her dark depressing style of decorating?3ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#13 

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MamaMolly2018 Report19pointsPOST

Tabitha L2 hours ago

Wow. I didn’t realize this. How sad.5ReplyView more comments#14 

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Parrish_Sky Report19pointsPOST

Dániel Prim2 hours ago

No I didn’t read “crappable”.1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#15 

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UROCKlive1 Report19pointsPOST

Kathryn Baylis1 hour ago

You and me and a majority of the world’s population.2Reply#16 

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tonyposnanski Report19pointsPOST

Death Metal Kitty4 hours ago

In all fairness… even Trump’s own sister thinks he’s a piece of turd.12ReplyView more comments#17 

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jonlovett Report18pointsPOST

Ms.M.1 hour ago

NAILED IT1Reply#18 

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BeschlossDC Report17pointsPOST

Daria Z4 hours ago

I sort of like both versions… but what do I understand in gardening living in a city?2ReplyView more comments#19 

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JenAshleyWright Report16pointsPOST

me4 hours ago

Miss the colors8ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#20 

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MiaFarrow Report15pointsPOST

R L4 hours ago

Very desponding. How can anyone not like cherry trees? And tulips are so colourful.5ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#21 

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SassyKadiK Report12pointsPOST

Aria Whitaker1 hour ago

Beautifully stated.2ReplyView more comments#22 

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MiaFarrow Report10pointsPOST

Dave In MD13 minutes ago

Actually it was paid for by private donations.0ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#23 

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kathjosmith Report9pointsPOST

Kathryn Baylis1 hour ago

The colorful Rose Garden looked alive. This just looks…dead.0Reply#24 

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MollyJongFast Report8pointsPOST

Judi Michelle3 hours ago

I mean if her taste in men is any indication…21ReplyView more comments#25 

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Dave In MD12 minutes ago

Once again, paid for by private donations.0ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#26 

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ANDREA SERRANO MORALES2 hours ago

its not like people were gonna vote for him anyways2ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#27 

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Kathryn Baylis1 hour ago(edited)

She could go into cemetery landscaping—-since she’ll have to find a job when drumpf goes to prison and all his assets are RICO’d. And she’s now too old for the “modeling” she used to do.0Reply#28 

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Goli Soda3 hours ago

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Kathryn Baylis1 hour ago

Grass and pavement. The two most ecologically destructive landscaping features.1Reply#30 

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thebobbyb Report6pointsPOST

bv7hearts2 hours ago

Erasing history is what these people are good at.2Reply#31 

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Kathryn Baylis1 hour ago

Once they’re gone, the next First Lady will need to replace the trees with seedlings grown from cuttings of the originals. Thing is, it’ll take 60 years to get them to where they were before she cut them down.-1Reply#32 

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Kathryn Baylis1 hour ago

Even the turf she put in looks half dead.0Reply#33 

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TobiasMarkus3 Report4pointsPOST

Kathryn Baylis1 hour ago

Oh, she’s probably spinning her way out of her grave. Hope she haunts Melania.1Reply#34 

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Jagi Lachance1 hour ago

Those are all Spring flowers….they do not last for the whole summer so, no, the garden did NOT look like that all summer long….maybe the trees were sick or something?0ReplyView more comments#35 

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Pleightx Report4pointsPOST

Kookamunga2 hours ago

Goli Soda, why bitch about the Obamas? Barack isn’t currently in office. Instead we have a orange sociopath and his gold digging wife.11ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#36 

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murray_nyc Report4pointsPOST

Kathryn Baylis1 hour ago

170,000 people killed = 170,000 plants killed.-1Reply#37 

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CWest3118 Report4pointsPOST

@danaecookie/bananagirl24 minutes ago

haha this should be at top!0Reply#38 

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MeghanMcCain Report3pointsPOST

Kathryn Baylis1 hour ago

Well, the fact of it being historical means you leave it the fuck alone. Maintain it, don’t level it.0Reply#39 

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NancyJoNOVA Report3pointsPOST

Jagi Lachance1 hour ago

Those are all Spring flowers….they do not last for the whole summer so, no, the garden did NOT look like that all summer long….maybe the trees were sick or something?1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#40 

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MiaFarrow Report3pointsPOST

Mama Panda4 hours ago

I am really getting tired of entertainers bitching about homelessness and hunger in the US but will instead rally for support for other countries. Don’t get me wrong, I know there are needy people across the globe. My problem is that they will point fingers at people they don’t like and accuse them of not helping the problem yet they refuse to help as well. If you don’t fix your backyard, you have no business fixing others’ backyards.4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#41 

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DevinsCat1 Report3pointsPOST

Kathryn Baylis1 hour ago

Well, what TF does the drumpf family know about a kitchen garden? They don’t even know where the kitchen is.1Reply#42 

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Jo Johannsen1 hour ago

Puleeease… we are not her (or his) citizens. We are citizens of the US who made a bad choice and are now paying for it.2ReplyView more comments#43 

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Iheartskwerls Report3pointsPOST

Kathryn Baylis1 hour ago

All white. Like he envisions the US—-a country built by diverse groups of immigrants. Including his ancestors, and his wife.0Reply#44 

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Jagi Lachance1 hour ago

Those are all Spring flowers….they do not last for the whole summer so, no, the garden did NOT look like that all summer long….maybe the trees were sick or something?1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#45 

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Kathryn Baylis1 hour ago

Unless it’s a picture of drumpf.0Reply#46 

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JenAshleyWright Report2pointsPOST

Audrey Bob-The-Builder2 hours ago

“LET THEM HAVE COVID!”2Reply#47 

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Kathryn Baylis1 hour ago

Melania is now scheduled for a much deserved haunting by Jackie.0Reply#49 

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KuckelmanAshley Report2pointsPOST

Kathryn Baylis1 hour ago(edited)

Even a cemetery can look more inviting. Hell, she didn’t even put in any statuary to break up the monotony—-though I shudder to think of what kind of statues she’d pick.0Reply#50 

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Leo Domitrix1 hour ago

The original design sucked. Oh, and the trees are gone ALL YEAR LONG…. BTW, it was already ADA compliant! (The vitality of plants requires they be removed?!… Wow.) SO much wrong in this remark.0ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#51 

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AMARIGE25 Report2pointsPOST

Kathryn Baylis1 hour ago

Exactly.0Reply

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