Maybe Melania had her fee-fees hurt when her “gardening” pic from 2017 blew up recently as memes on Twitter. Maybe she just felt like romping around mud in stilettos and a skirt worth more than most Americans make in a month. Or maybe she just doesn’t have a clue…
I had the honor to contribute to the beautiful & historic @WhiteHouse grounds today by planting a sapling from the Eisenhower Oak. Thank you to @WhiteHouseHstry for organizing the #PresidentialSites and to the previous first family descendants who joined us today. pic.twitter.com/uqzKxNbL9H
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 27, 2018
In September 2017, Melania hosted local schoolchildren in the White House Kitchen Garden, founded by Michelle Obama, to help harvest it. Almost a year later, pictures went viral of Trump in a $1,000 plaid shirt and squeaky-clean Converse sneakers.
these look exactly like my workout soles. because i work out as much as this chick gardens pic.twitter.com/s2mwLKRK7b
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 31, 2018
“I love the outdoors.” pic.twitter.com/gZ002fdqKf
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) July 31, 2018
When your H-1B visa application says your special skill is "r̶i̶c̶h̶ ̶m̶e̶n̶ gardening" but you hate dirt. pic.twitter.com/ZEtUhZRj1Q
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) July 31, 2018
So, today, Melania was tasked with another gardening task. And this time, she decided to glam it up by wearing what is possibly the most inappropriate outfit imaginable, including a $4,000 floral Valentino skirt and stilettos. Which (shocker) apparently sank right into the ground.
She was joined by first family descendants, Mary Jean Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower, and Richard Emory Gatchell, Jr., a fifth generation grandson of President James Monroe.
After sprinkling a couple of teaspoons’ worth of soil into the hole, Melania and her companions walked off. Gardening expert Alys Fowler commented, “Even the Queen stays until the tree is watered in,” and added that while there is nothing wrong with wearing a skirt to garden she “…think[s] we should be more worried for the tree”.
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) August 28, 2018
This a short clip which is worth watching to see the first family descendants scrambling around after Melania implores them with “help me” at around the 22 second mark.
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