Americans Recoil In Horror After Melania Rips Trees Planted By JFK Out Of White House Rose Garden

Americans recoiled in horror after First Lady Melania Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to unveil the newly renovated Rose Garden Saturday ahead of her speech there Tuesday for the Republican National Convention.

Twitter users blasted the first lady for removing about a dozen crabapple trees from the Rose Garden planted by Jackie Kennedy in 1961.

“Excited to honor history & celebrate the future in our beautiful White House Rose Garden this evening. Thank you to all who helped renew this iconic & truly gorgeous space,” Melania tweeted, sharing photos of the “renovated” garden.

White House officials said the renovations were paid for by private donations. They declined to reveal the cost of the work.

NBC News reports that the trees will be replanted elsewhere on the grounds.