Former first lady Melania Trump’s office fired back at “dishonorable” NBC historian Michael Beschloss over his criticism of the work she did on the White House Rose Garden.
“.@BeschlossDC has proven his ignorance by showing a picture of the Rose Garden in its infancy,” a tweet from the office of the former first lady read on Sunday. (RELATED: Celebrate Melania’s Birthday With Her Greatest Looks As First Lady [SLIDESHOW])
“The Rose Garden is graced with a healthy [and] colorful blossoming of roses,” the message added. “His misleading information is dishonorable [and] he should never be trusted as a professional historian.” (RELATED: A Look Back At Melania Trump’s Best Looks From The Summer [SLIDESHOW])
.@BeschlossDC has proven his ignorance by showing a picture of the Rose Garden in its infancy. The Rose Garden is graced with a healthy & colorful blossoming of roses. His misleading information is dishonorable & he should never be trusted as a professional historian. https://t.co/LU243SANF1 pic.twitter.com/PuVOSjxx5w
— Office of Melania Trump (@OfficeofMelania) August 8, 2021
The post included a photo of the White House Rose Garden filled with rows and rows of blooming colorful rose bushes. The tweet from the former FLOTUS included a retweet from the NBC News presidential historian describing what he called the “evisceration of White House Rose Garden” by Melania. His post also included a photo without any blooming rose bushes. (RELATED: A New Photo Book About Melania Features Several Never-Before-Seen Stunning Photos Of First Lady)
“Evisceration of White House Rose Garden was completed a year ago this month, and here was the grim result—decades of American history made to disappear: @dougmillsnyt,” Beschloss tweeted.
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) August 7, 2021
Even in the most difficult times, the @WhiteHouse Rose Garden has stood as a symbol of strength & continuity. Today, it is my pleasure to announce our plans to renew & restore this iconic space so that we preserve its history & beauty for generations to come.
— Melania Trump 45 Archived (@FLOTUS45) July 27, 2020
— Melania Trump 45 Archived (@FLOTUS45) August 22, 2020
The first lady announced she wanted to return the garden to how it looked in 1962, when it was designed by Rachel Lambert Mellon, CBS News noted.