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Melania Trump compared to HITLER’S WIFE as her Rose Garden fix-up project meets with vicious response

Melania Trump compared to HITLER’S WIFE as her Rose Garden fix-up project meets with vicious response
First Lady Melania Trump's announcement of plans to renovate the White House Rose Garden triggered an avalanche of hateful reactions on Twitter, showing that even flowers can be fighting words in today's US political discourse.

"Even in the most difficult times, the @WhiteHouse Rose Garden has stood as a symbol of strength & continuity," the first lady tweeted on Monday before linking to the announcement.

A few of the replies were garden-variety disagreement, such as Democrat strategist Leslie Marshall's tweet: "People are dying. Is this really what our nation wants our tax dollars spent on? Bad timing in my opinion."

But others were more outlandish, from likening Trump to Adolf Hitler's wife, to dropping F-bombs.

Replying to the first lady's statement that the Rose Garden has been a "symbol of strength and continuity" and the renovation would "preserve its history and beauty for generations to come," one Twitter commenter who describes themselves as a mental health counselor replied, "Just what we need now, Eva Braun."

Another critic said, "I'm thinking Marie Antoinette." Screenwriter Greg Cope White went on the attack: "You're a hoe, so put yourself to use. You're installing the toppled Confederate statues in the Rose Garden?"

Some of the critics managed to get in a humorous dig while remaining in relatively good taste, such as comedian Dana Goldberg saying, "Working on the curb appeal for the Bidens. I like it."

Another Twitter user added, "Oh no. Turning the Rose Garden into Trump tacky."

Trump didn't give a cost estimate for the renovation project, but it will reportedly be funded with private donations and presumably won't stand in the way of the latest Covid-19 relief package, expected to total upward of $1 trillion, pending in Congress.

The plans call for a "renewal" of the garden's original design, when it was installed in 1962 by the John F. Kennedy administration. The project also will include improving access and installing utilities.

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The first lady made an optimistic pitch for the project that could also be called unrealistic in the current climate: "The very act of planting a garden involves hard work and hope in the possibility of a bright future."

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