The former first lady clapped back at presidential historian Michael Beschloss, when he tweeted about the anniversary of her changes to the Rose Garden.
Author and NBC News presidential historian Michael Beschloss, 65, tweeted on Saturday August 7 to commemorate one-year since former First Lady Melania Trump, 51, drastically renovated the White House Rose Garden. Michael shared a “grim” photo of the changes made to the iconic landscape, and Melania’s office responded on Sunday August 8 to refute his claims.
Michael tweeted the photo of the bare-looking Rose Garden shortly after the renovation was completed, and it was unveiled to the public. The historian didn’t hide the fact that he felt like the changes were a travesty. “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,” he wrote.
Melania’s office quote-tweeted Michael with a new image of the Rose Garden in bloom and said that historian “has proven his ignorance by showing a picture of the Rose Garden in its infancy.” It’s worth noting that the photo shared was from a different angle and only captures a small section of the garden, where the photo Michael posted was an aerial view. “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,” Melania’s office tweeted. Michael had a snarky response himself, where he tweeted a photo of an ugly patch of grass outside of a shopping complex. “Garden next to office building,” he wrote in what appeared to be a subtweet at Melania and her office.