With the COVID-19 pandemic still killing hundreds of Americans every day, first lady Melania Trump has decided it would be a good time to revamp the White House Rose Garden.
According to the New York Times, Melania "will announce a plan on Monday to renovate the White House Rose Garden" that will include "electrical upgrades for television appearances, a new walkway and new flowers and shrubs."
The first lady will also describe the renovations as an “act of expressing hope and optimism for the future,” the Times reports.
However, the first lady's plans have received a chilly reception on Twitter, as many users are accusing her of being tone deaf during a time of national tragedy.
Check out some reactions below.
Arranging flowers on the Titanic. Melania Trump to Announce Plan to Revamp White House Rose Garden https://t.co/TkOG5ryJaw— Jeff Jarvis (@Jeff Jarvis)1595849399.0
Better hurry. https://t.co/22HqsFTAr4— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson)1595849400.0
Us: We are broke, dying of Covid, and fighting racism in the streets. @FLOTUS: I tear up Rose Garden, yes? https://t.co/RBeAvcwtuz— KTW Social Distancia (@KTW Social Distancia)1595849428.0
Yeah let’s waste some more money while Americans are starving and being evicted!!! Jackasses! https://t.co/Fj4YlayzlX— sharon (@sharon)1595849421.0
Let them eat cake. https://t.co/58OnykWwCb— Atticus (@Atticus)1595849250.0
@nytimes People are losing jobs, savings, homes and she is going to decorate garden on tax payer dime. Republicans wont be outraged.— Homer Bush (@Homer Bush)1595848901.0
@nytimes It's not like she could use her time and power to help the tens of millions of people suffering in America… https://t.co/twfGK535Sp— Cynthia Brumfield (@Cynthia Brumfield)1595849197.0
@nytimes @katierogers America: 150k dead, no end to pandemic in sight, people out of work, no way to pay rent Flot… https://t.co/RRg2rjOaWJ— Captain Sharon The 305 Pirate ☮💜 🏴☠️ (@Captain Sharon The 305 Pirate ☮💜 🏴☠️)1595849762.0
@AnnMount9 @nytimes No amount of money can buy taste and class...— Judy L'Etoile (@Judy L'Etoile)1595849264.0
@nytimes Shades of Marie-Antoinette... hope new WH fencing is guillotine proof— Facepalmer 🤦🏻♂️🇨🇦 (@Facepalmer 🤦🏻♂️🇨🇦)1595849266.0