Melania Trump is no stranger to drawing criticism from the media and leftist groups. However, everyone seems to be glad about what she just did with a few vegetables.
Melania recently announced she has invited a group of local schoolchildren to the White House. They will be arriving Friday and will help harvest and replant the vegetable garden.
The garden was started in the South Lawn and cared for by Michelle Obama. It was meant to also serve as a symbol for her advocacy for healthy eating and school lunch policies.
"For Michelle Obama, the garden was paired with concrete improvements to federal policy and pro-health cultural shifts in America," said Eric Kessler, senior managing director of Arabella Advisors, which advises major foundations involved in food policy. "When this White House holds a garden event, you have to assume it's meant as a distraction from some policy shift that will make good food less accessible to families that need it most."
Some people had wondered if Melania planned to keep the garden or if she would focus her time elsewhere. Even though the Trump administration is going to relax some of the regulations from the Obama era on school food, they are keeping this tradition alive.
"As a mother and as the first lady of this country, Mrs. Trump is committed to the preservation and continuation of the White House Gardens, specifically the first lady's Kitchen Garden and the Rose Garden," Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a senior adviser to Melania Trump, told CNN in February.
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