logo

Melania Trump Faces Backlash after Sharing Pictures of a Major White House Renovation

Aby Rivas
May 02, 2019
07:32 P.M.

First Lady Melania Trump earned the ire of dozens of Twitter user after sharing pics from an event with children of Secret service agents that show a major a renovation at the White House.

Advertisement

The 49-year-old took to Twitter on Wednesday to share pics of the newly renovated White House Bowling Alley, in which she welcomed the children of members of her U.S. Secret Service team on Tuesday.

Advertisement

“Wonderful to host children of our @SecretService agents today in the newly renovated bowling alley in the residence of the @WhiteHouse!” she tweeted. “My family appreciates all that Secret Service does to keep us safe. Thank you! #BeBest.”

On the pics from the day’s festivities, there were snaps of the first lady surrounded by the children, who were wearing “Be Best” t-shirts, the name of Melania’s public awareness campaign focusing on the well-being of the youth and advocating against cyberbullying and opioid use.

Advertisement

There was also a close-up of a black bowling ball with an image of the White House and the caption “The President’s House” written on it.

The title sparked rage among social media users, with most slamming Melania and President Donald Trump, alleging that “it’s not the ‘president’s house,’ it’s the People’s house.”

Others were worried about their money being used to pay for what they see as an unnecessary luxury.

Advertisement

“Is this for real? American hard-working folks' tax dollars went to renovate a bowling alley for the White House. I’m sure it could have been better spent on educational materials for the deplorable DC inner city schools,” wrote one user.

Advertisement

And another added, “And how much did that cost taxpayers?”

However, there were others that took the chance to praise Mrs. Trump for recognizing the hard work of the secret service and giving their families a good time.

“Thank you for acknowledging the hard work and dedication of the Secret Service and their families,” wrote one user.

And another agreed, “Thank-you for the Wonderful experiences you provide for children.”

Advertisement

The bowling alley was first installed in 1973 under President Richard Nixon's administration and has been used by presidents and their friends and families since then. It was last renovated in 1994 during former President Bill Clinton's term.

That renovation made changes to the original design so, to “preserve this piece of history and family fun,” the First Lady led the effort to restore the original wooden lane, while also updating electrical wiring, mechanics and the interior design.

Advertisement

The cost of the renovation was funded by the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America, according to the White House.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Takeoff’s Parents: Facts about Kenneth Ball and Titania Davenport

July 30, 2023

Ellen Pompeo's 'So Puffy' Face Worries Fans as She is Seen a Year after Becoming 'Present' Mom of 3

August 22, 2023

Fans Worry for Clint Eastwood after Seeing Him at 93 — The Legend Lives on Old Ranch with Girlfriend

September 28, 2023

Samuel L. Jackson Raised Daughter in Tudor-Style Home His Wife Chose — Inside Their Home Filled with Paintings & Antiques

July 29, 2023

Inside Will Smith’s $42M Mansion His Wife Jada Pinkett Moved Out of Years Ago

October 22, 2023

43 Notable Parent Fails That Were Less Than Perfect

September 27, 2023

Tennis Sensation Coco Gauff Is under Fire for Praying after She Won US Open

September 11, 2023

Sarah Paulson Defended Her Love for 32-Years-Older Holland Taylor — Inside Her Home in Malibu Where Couple Enjoys Spending Time

August 18, 2023

Sarah Paulson Defended Her Love for 32-Years-Older Holland Taylor — Inside Her Home in Malibu Where Couple Enjoys Spending Time

July 21, 2023

Rosalynn Carter Fights Dementia While Her Spouse of 77 Years Opts for Hospice Care

August 01, 2023

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Quietly Celebrate 77th Wedding Anniversary at Home after He Entered Hospice

July 10, 2023

Inside Melissa McCarthy’s Five Homes, One of Which People Can Rent

July 24, 2023

Pamela Anderson Sold Home for $11.8M to Live Alone with 5 Dogs in Grandparents Former Farm Home — A Look Inside

December 31, 2023

Tori Spelling’s Estranged Husband Was Seen Holding Hands with His New Girlfriend — The Actress Shared a Cryptic Message

October 14, 2023