Melania Trump Will Preserve Michelle Obama's White House Garden
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 14, 2017,
Feb 14, 2017, 6:02
First Lady Melania Trump has confirmed that she will maintain the White House vegetable garden, which was originally created by Michelle Obama.
But she jump-started things over the weekend with three tweets about the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie, to the United States. "As a mother and as the First Lady of this country, Mrs. Trump is committed to the preservation and continuation of the White House Gardens, specifically the First Lady's Kitchen Garden and the Rose Garden", Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, senior adviser to the first lady, said in a statement released to CNN.
The first lady greeted the couple when they arrived at Andrews Air Force Base to fly aboard Air Force One to a weekend at the Trumps' Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.
A spokesperson for the first lady said in a statement to CNN published February 11 that she is "committed to the preservation and continuation of the White House Gardens, specifically the First Lady's Kitchen Garden and the Rose Garden". Having knowledge of different cultures and customs is a wonderful way to learn and to explore. It was the centerpiece of Michelle Obama's campaign to improve America's terrible eating habits, so the assumption was that it didn't stand a chance, even after Michelle reinforced the 1,700-square-foot area with "cement, stone, and steel" before the Obamas left. If those were to be removed, it would serve as political statement, a historian told Time magazine.
Then in the second, she revealed a little bit more about her life with the President. It's unclear if Melania Trump will actually do any work herself in the garden or if she'll just oversee the maintenance of it. The public and Obama can rest assured that the current first lady sees the importance of the garden and the good it promotes by literally feeding the community and providing an outlet for relaxing and self-care, which plenty of us need right now. It was the first time she has used the platform since her husband's inauguration - and her first outing as First Lady without him.