Melania Digs In For Tree Planting At WH: ‘We’re Honored To Make A Place Here For Another Historical Monument’ [PHOTOS]
Melania Trump didn’t let her high heels stop her from digging in and helping to plant a tree at the White House Monday.
The first lady was joined for the planting of the sapling — which originally came from the Eisenhower Oak tree located in the Kennedy Garden that was removed earlier this year — by Mary Jean Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower, and Richard Emory Gatchell, Jr., a fifth-generation grandson of President James Monroe.
“Thank you very much for coming today. We’re honored to make a place here for another historical monument — how you say, right? It’s a very special day,” she explained at the tree planting ceremony, according to a White House pool report.
“I want to thank the National Park Services for doing an amazing job in keeping the White House grounds in beautiful shape and the whole of America in good shape,” she added. “I also want to thank the White House Historical Association for putting together the summit.”
FLOTUS continued, “It’s the first day. So good luck with the summit. Thank you all for coming. It’s a beautiful tree that we will plant today.”
At one point, Gatchell was overheard asking Trump if it was her “first planting.” She replied, “Yes, this is the first.”
A video shared a short time later on Twitter by Fox News captured the great moment.
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