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"Nobody Can Tear-up The Rose Garden Like Me"

Newly renovated Rose Garden under repair less than 3 weeks after unveiling

 

The newly renovated White House Rose Garden is under repair less than three weeks after it's official unveiling. The garden is experiencing "issues with water drainage" and "some minor complications with updated construction," a source with knowledge of the garden troubles told CNN. New sod is also being laid down.

 
First lady Melania Trump on August 22 hosted a private party to celebrate the redone Rose Garden, which the public was told had been completed after approximately three weeks of renovation.
 
CNN has reached out to the White House for comment on when the Rose Garden will be able to properly function.
 
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President Donald Trump on Monday held a news conference on the North Portico, an unusual outdoor location, but the source notes hosting press in seats at the Rose Garden "would not be doable" in the iconic garden's current status. Trump has also had to motorcade to Andrews Air Force Base of late, again preventing media from seeing the construction in the Rose Garden in recent days.
 
 
 
Melania Trump held her Republican National Convention speech from the Rose Garden in front of approximately 75 seated guests on August 25. For that event, the grass of the Rose Garden was too muddy to host an audience due to lack of drainage from heavy rain storms, thus a "turf" lawn was put down over the grass instead, a source with knowledge told CNN at the time.
 
Trump announced she was spearheading the Rose Garden overhaul in late July. The renovation included updates to plants, trees, grass and florals, as well as the addition of a new limestone border, pathways and technological elements to make the outdoor space more modernized for televised events.
 
The first lady's renovation followed the guidelines from the garden's original 1962 layout -- but the update was largely panned by critics for looking substantially altered. Most discussed was the removal of 10 crabapple trees. The trees, which over the years had been replaced and were not the Kennedy-era originals, were transported to a National Park Service facility for care. According to a White House official, they will be replanted elsewhere on the grounds in the near future.
 
The trees were causing too much shade to provide for healthy and regular growth of the florals and shrubs beneath them, according to a 220-page report on the garden history and renovation prepared for the Committee for the Preservation of the White House.

 

Newly renovated Rose Garden under repair less than 3 weeks after unveiling 

 


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    and then Donald will sue the contractor - because that is what he does. 

 

    Donald is doing it on the cheap - just like he borrowed some mighty fine art work from the French Ambassador's dwelling instead to honoring WWI and WWII vets.

    Typical Donald - the stuff he brought back on his oh-so special plane - they were all fakes....irony rich.

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I was fortunate enough to be in the WH Rose Garden, many moons ago, when our group was being addressed by the President. My memories were quite good of the particular area, very nice, well kept, and much tradition to be respected. 

Too bad when the trumps moved in to downgrade the neighborhood, mess with traditional areas, and treat the WH like an amusement park. 
As “Granny” might say: “it’s a wonder that they didn’t put in a cement pond”!

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@williamb39198 wrote:

I was fortunate enough to be in the WH Rose Garden, many moons ago, when our group was being addressed by the President. My memories were quite good of the particular area, very nice, well kept, and much tradition to be respected. 

Too bad when the trumps moved in to downgrade the neighborhood, mess with traditional areas, and treat the WH like an amusement park. 
As “Granny” might say: “it’s a wonder that they didn’t put in a cement pond”!


That's funny!!!

Trump could be the half wit Jethro Bodine.... and Melania could be the voluptuous Elly Mae Clampett ..... a new TV show for Trump .... The Washington DC Hillbillies!!!

 

 

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"amusement park", now that is funny William!! Isn't that the truth. I am surprised Trump didn't set one up on the White House lawn along with everything else doing on there!
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"amusement park", now that is funny William!! Isn't that the truth. I am surprised Trump didn't set one up on the White House lawn along with everything else doing on there!------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The funny part is that Michelle Obama `s Rose garden  look like an amusement park -Not Melania.EgB9DfMWkAM2NDr.jpg

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Get rid of the flowers and trees, we need plenty of space for maskless Republicans to gather.

 

Renovations?

 

Well, Trump never promised us a rose garden.

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@PhilipT605548 wrote:

Get rid of the flowers and trees, we need plenty of space for maskless Republicans to gather.

 

Renovations?

 

Well, Trump never promised us a rose garden.


Actually, he did  .... And then delivered us a septic field!!!

 

 

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White House lawn, Rose Garden being re-sod after damage from GOP convention

 

President Trump’s reelection campaign is paying to replace sod on the White House South Lawn and in the Rose Garden after damage to the greenery late last month from large crowds and heavy equipment used for Republican National Convention festivities, White House and campaign officials said Tuesday.

 

Trump’s unprecedented decision to stage overtly political events on public property — which drew complaints that the Trumps were using “the people’s house” for personal gain — continues to reverberate nearly two weeks later, as work crews re-sod the lawn and make other repairs.

 

On Aug. 27, Trump delivered his address formally accepting the Republican nomination on the South Lawn before an estimated 1,500 supporters seated on chairs. The president spoke from an enormous stage built in front of the South Portico of the White House. It was flanked by massive television screens and illuminated by scores of hulking spotlights — all particularly heavy equipment to position on grass.

 

Two nights earlier, first lady Melania Trump delivered her convention address in the newly reconstructed Rose Garden, with dozens of supporters seated in chairs. Turf was laid atop the grass as a protective measure, according to one White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because aides were not authorized to discuss some details.

 

“The sod is being replaced at no cost to taxpayers,” said White House spokesman Judd Deere.

 

“Additionally, there has been other planned infrastructure work taking place on the south grounds.”

A Trump campaign official confirmed that the sod replacement was being paid for with campaign funds.

 

Katie Liming, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service Capital Region, confirmed that the repairs are being paid for with political funds, as required under the convention’s agreement for holding the event.

 

“Turf restoration is underway on the South Lawn,” Liming said. “The National Park Service is using cost recovery funds from the RNC to pay for the work. Cost recovery was a condition of the permit for the event and federal funds were not used.”

The construction underway includes other repairs and improvements that were already in the planning stages or under consideration, said a White House official.

 

The work has been ongoing for several days and has interrupted the regular rhythms at the White House. The president has been transported to Joint Base Andrews for recent flights via motorcade rather than by helicopter because Marine One cannot land on the South Lawn during the construction and repairs.

 

In addition, White House staff members have kept journalists covering events there from seeing the work underway in the Rose Garden and on the South Lawn by using alternative venues. The president typically holds outdoor news conferences in the Rose Garden, but he held Monday’s gathering with reporters instead in the North Portico of the White House. It was the first time in recent memory that the president staged a news conference on the front steps of the residence facing Pennsylvania Avenue.

 

The Trump campaign and Melania Trump’s office declined to comment on the record.

Officials did not detail how much the repairs would cost.

 

A White House official said that it was not uncommon in this administration, as well as previous ones, to undertake repairs to the South Lawn after large events, such as the annual Easter Egg Roll or Fourth of July fireworks.

 

But the current construction highlights the blatant manner in which Trump used the trappings of the presidency for purely political purposes in staging part of the Republican convention at the White House — a move that outraged government ethics experts as well as many Democrats.

 

In August, Melania Trump unveiled the redesigned Rose Garden. The first lady took on the Rose Garden renovation as a personal project, along with revamping the White House tennis pavilion.

 

White House lawn, Rose Garden being re-sod after damage from GOP convention 


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Now this is just shameful!!! Should never have happened at the White House as we all know!!!
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From the article:

 

A Trump campaign official confirmed that the sod replacement was being paid for with campaign funds.

 

Katie Liming, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service Capital Region, confirmed that the repairs are being paid for with political funds, as required under the convention’s agreement for holding the event.

 

“Turf restoration is underway on the South Lawn,” Liming said. “The National Park Service is using cost recovery funds from the RNC to pay for the work. Cost recovery was a condition of the permit for the event and federal funds were not used.”

 

No wonder his campaign is going broke.  These photo ops get expensive.

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OMG-The lefties are running out of things to whine about when they have to attack the first Lady`s Rose Garden.   Perhaps she should have gotten a better crew.

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@easyed598 wrote:

OMG-The lefties are running out of things to whine about when they have to attack the first Lady`s Rose Garden.   Perhaps she should have gotten a better crew.


Yup .... starting with her husband and his children!!!

 

 

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Why didn't she make it into a memorial garden?

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@PhilipT605548 wrote:

Why didn't she make it into a memorial garden?


Yup .... and fill it with the statues of treasonous Confederate generals Trump so adores!

 

 

DUMP TRUMP AND DITCH MITCH TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!
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Poor WH Garden.  It's suffering in shock.  Recovery with this much disruption to natural elements is going to take time to heal.

I also want to know what is the current state of the Obama vegetable garden.  Got carrots?

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This is one of many things a cult leader says. The other is HE is the ONLY one that can fix things.
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