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Melania Trump is set to move forward for the project of renovating the White House Rose Garden, while the country is in the grip of several national crises.
The White House announced Ms. Trump’s plan for a “significant renovation” of the garden in a press release on Monday, stating that this “much-awaited project” has improved “one of the most iconic spots in the White House grounds” Was demanded.
According to the White House, the project will include improvements for audio and broadcasting needs, more accessible facilities for Americans with Disabilities Act and a healthier environment for tree planting.
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Many social media users were ready to step out on the first lady to move forward with the renewal despite the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, record levels of unemployment, and civil unrest.
“With nearly 150,000 dead from Coronavirus, 18 million unemployed, and unemployment benefits ending, Melania will rebuild the Rose Garden as her husband does nothing to ease the pain and suffering.” One user tweeted.
Lots of users expressed similar sentiments, with another asking: “Why did Melania Trump announce the Rose Garden renovation in the midst of a national crisis? In a few months’ window, 149,000 Americans have died. “
However, Ms. Trump spoke of the renovation, stating that “the very act of planting a garden involves hard work and hope in the prospect of a bright future”.
Former California Congress President Katie Hill presided over Ms. Trump On Twitter Writing: “She’s some Marie Antoinette *** right there.”
The last queen of France, Antoinette, started trending on Twitter following the comments, which received over 19,500 likes, with users stating that renovation was a “let the cake eat” moment.
The quote is the most well-known phrase for the queen, believed to have said in response that her peasant subjects were hungry.
Others have claimed that the renewal time is insensitive in the backdrop of the ongoing national civil unrest following the death of George Floyd.
In particular, the garden provided the setting for Donald Trump’s infamous “Law and Order” presidential speech on June 1 with the sound of police firing tear gas at protesters in Washington.
The park has been the location of Trump’s poignant press briefings at times amid epidemics and national protests, often serving as a setting for executive orders, speeches, and interview announcements in times of national emergency.
Recently Mr. Trump has held long, campaign-like, news conferences in the garden, using space to launch political attacks on his Democratic contestant Joe Biden.
However, the garden has historically served as a signature showcase of the power exercised by the president for decades, a point that FLOTUS has used to justify its renewal.
“The White House and the Rose Garden have always stood as a symbol of our strength, resilience and continuity.” Ms. Trump said on Monday.
The renovation will be supported by the National Park Service and funded by private donations and is said to have worked for a year, new York Times Reported.
The White House said it would return its original 1962 blueprint to the rose garden in a first attempt at design implemented by Rachel Lambert “Bunny” Mellon.
Historians have noted the importance of this historic design and predicted that the project could be a way for Ms. Trump to establish her legacy as the 2020 presidential election, and possibly her time as the first woman The end of is near.
Catherine Jellison, a professor at Ohio University who first studies women, said, “One reading of this project is that perhaps Ms. Trump seems to understand that she has a relatively brief time in the White House.” Time.
“And if she is going to make her mark in her brief time the way Jackie Kennedy does, then such a project would be appropriate.”
The project comes as nearly 32 million people receive unemployment assistance in the US, according to the Labor Department, to a record level of unemployment in the country.
Last week, unemployment claims increased since first starting in March, with some 1.4m people submitted to help.
According to Johns Hopkins University, claims continue as a coronovirus epidemic with more than four million confirmed cases and 147,000 deaths throughout the US.
However, Ms. Trump insisted that the restoration would be beneficial in setting the country’s example of “devotion to American ideals”.
He said, “Preserving the history and beauty of the White House and its grounds is a testament to the care of this landscape and our dedication to American ideals, the safety of our children and their children for generations to come.”