These Melania Trump Gardening Memes Show Exactly What People Think Of Her Time As First Lady
Another day, another viral joke about the Trump family. Early this week, an image from Melania Trump's day in the White House vegetable garden last September popped up again on social media. Making fun of how clean the first lady's shoes were, among other things, Twitter users flooded the platform with memes about Melania Trump gardening.
Melania has made it clear that she wants to keep up White House gardens — specifically, the First Lady's Kitchen Garden and the Rose Garden. Michelle Obama started the kitchen garden in 2009, per Vogue; it was one of her first projects as first lady.
"I take great pride in knowing that this little garden will live on as a symbol of the hopes and dreams we all hold of growing a healthier nation for our children," Obama said at the time.
Trump is continuing the vegetable garden and hosted a group of schoolchildren there last September. She and the kids worked in the dirt, harvesting and planting kale, lettuce, radishes, chard, mustard, and peas. Although she hasn't followed Obama's example of making nutrition a focus of her time in office, she did bring up the issue, telling the children, according to Politico, "I'm a big believer in healthy eating because it reflects on your mind and your body."
Ten months later, an image from that day has taken over the internet. Here are some of the best tweets circulating about the new Melania gardening meme.
Bringing Back The Jacket Jokes
When she visited the U.S.-Mexico border in June to get a first-hand look at the Trump administration's family separation policy, Trump wore a jacket inscribed with the words, "I really don't care. Do U?"
Oh So Posed
Melania may or may not have much experience with gardens, but she's indicated in the past that she has a lot of respect for them.
"The First Lady has a deep personal commitment to her role as caretaker and nurturer, beginning with her family," her spokeswoman said in a February 2017 statement about the White House Gardens. "She believes there is a connection between a child's mind and places of calm and beauty to be used as a tool for us all."
An apparent reference to Hitler's wife Eva Braun and President Trump's paper towel stunt after Hurricane Maria.
Putting Away That Hollywood Star
Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been destroyed several times over the past couple of years, most recently on Wednesday.
While it's unclear exactly why this 10-month-old photo has resurfaced, the point is that it's here and it's fun — and people are using it to voice their opinions on the first lady loud and clear.