- One of Melania Trump’s works could be reversed after a petition.
- So far, the petition to change a garden in the White House devised by Melania Trump has received more than 50,000 signatures.
- The petition to reverse Melania Trump’s garden design could garner 20,000 more signatures.
Her decoration work could come to an end. A petition to change the design of a White House garden devised by former first lady Melania Trump has received more than 50,000 signatures.
The newspaper Newsweek reported this Friday that an Internet petition asking for the changes made by former first lady Melania Trump to be reversed in the Rose Garden of the White House has surpassed 50,000 signatures and aims to reach 75,000.
They seek to reverse Melania’s changes in the White House garden
The request created on Change.org is directed to the first lady Jill Biden and the second gentleman Doug Emhoff, who are asked to restore the garden so that it can regain its famous appearance from the Kennedy years, said the aforementioned media.
The redesign by Melania Trump, wife of former President Donald Trump, was controversial, with many criticizing the lack of color and the removal of ornamental or crab apple trees, Newsweek explained.
Melania Trump and the White House garden
Trees of that type had been a main feature of the enclosure since former First Lady Jackie Kennedy inspected the Rose Garden in 1962, although the originals had been replaced several times, detailed the aforementioned digital newspaper.
“In 1961, the president and Mrs. Kennedy had just returned from a state visit to France, followed by stops in England and Austria,” the petition said. “The President had noted that the White House did not have a garden equal in quality or attractiveness to the gardens he had seen and entertained in Europe. There he had recognized the importance of the gardens that surround an official residence and their appeal to the sensibilities of all people ”.
You criticize Melania Trump’s actions in the Rose Garden
“In 2019, Melania Trump had the cherry (trees), a gift from Japan, as well as the rest of the foliage removed, and replaced them with a boring tribute to herself,” the online petition continued, although she mistakenly called the apple trees “ cherry trees, ”the Newsweek report explained.
“Jackie’s legacy was taken from Americans who remembered all that the Kennedys meant to us. We want Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff to take care of this and restore the Rose Garden to Jackie’s original design, ”the petition cited by Newsweek read.
Thousands sign to reverse White House lawn decor
As of at least 5:00 a.m. this Friday, when Newsweek published the report, the online petition had garnered more than 53,000 signatures. Melania Trump oversaw a redesign of the Rose Garden before her speech to the Republican National Convention on August 25, 2020. She delivered her statement in the garden.
The garden update was a month-long project that involved replacing the colorful flower beds with white and pastel roses, removing the crab apple trees, and putting in paved walkways. Reports at the time indicated that the trees would be relocated somewhere else on the White House grounds.
They complained about the changes
According to Newsweek, Melania Trump’s redesign quickly drew widespread criticism on social media, with some users saying that “before” images were preferable to “after” images. Some false claims were also circulated about what the former first lady had done to the garden, as mentioned by the aforementioned media, citing Reuters.
President John F. Kennedy wanted the Rose Garden to be “useful and attractive” and have a variety of flowers, according to a first-person account by Rachel Lambert Mellon, the gardener and horticulturist who was commissioned to design the yard.
The idea of the Rose Garden
“The president loved flowers and asked if you could mix other types with roses,” said Rachel Lambert Mellon, according to the report published by Newsweek.
“The trees we chose were Katherine crab apple trees. Crab apple trees belong to the rose family and would mix well with roses, perennials, annuals and herbs that would grow under and around them, ”he commented.
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