The New York Times reports:
Melania Trump, the first lady, will announce a plan on Monday to renovate the White House Rose Garden, a signature showcase of power used by presidents for decades, as her husband enters a crucial stretch of his re-election effort.
The project, which includes electrical upgrades for television appearances, a new walkway and new flowers and shrubs, is meant to be an “act of expressing hope and optimism for the future,” according to a set of prepared remarks Mrs. Trump will deliver to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House later Monday morning.
“Our country has seen difficult times before, but the White House and the Rose Garden have always stood as a symbol of our strength, resilience and continuity.”
Melania Trump is revamping the Rose Garden, which she calls a “symbol of our strength, resilience and continuity.”@katierogers notes: “Mrs. Trump’s husband has not exactly focused on those principles during his many appearances in the Rose Garden.”https://t.co/Vds986Ep2N
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