First lady Melania Trump has been making more headlines than usual over the past week thanks in part to her Tuesday night speech at the RNC and also to the reopening of the White House Rose Garden after its redesign the week prior.
Bette Midler and others mocked the first lady’s speech, with Midler implying she was a mail-order bride. The Rose Garden rework was discussed online as Trump having “stripped” the garden, others saying she “cut down Jackie’s [Kennedy] trees,” and some even speculating that the designs harbored secret white supremacist messaging. But little media coverage is offered to Trump’s BE BEST initiative, her chief initiative as first lady. Here’s a look at what is arguably her real legacy as first lady.