Third lady Melania Trump announced today that a new tennis pavilion on the White House grounds is ready.
The project includes a spruced up an existing tennis court and children’s garden, in addition to construction of the pavilion.
Earlier this year, as the coronavirus pandemic began to take hold in the Melania tweeted photos of herself wearing a hard hat while reviewing blueprints for the pavilion.
Her critics lashed out then calling the photos insensitive during a padenmic. In a tweet she said
“Everyone who chooses to be negative & question my work at the @WhiteHouse to take time and contribute something good & productive in their own communities.”
In a written statement today, Melania thanked the
“talented craftsmen” who worked on the project and the “generous supporters of the White House.”
It is my hope that this private space will function as both a place of leisure and gathering for future First Families.”
Completion of the tennis pavilion follows the first lady’s controversial redesign of the White House Rose Garden, which was the scene of a Superspreader event celebrating SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett, where a dozen+ were infected, including possibly Melania herself.
Molly Jong-Fast, an editor at large at The Daily Beast, posted on Twitter,
“Oh Good, those people in their ICU Beds will feel so much better knowing that Melania has finished her tennis pavilion.”
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Melania's posted her completed WH tennis pavilion, which is filled with her packed luggage; a mysterious tinfoil "package" for Don Jr; an empty paper bag scrawled with "Ivanka's presidential hopes"; Tiffany, still waiting for a Thanksgiving invite; and a box of hair marked "Lara" pic.twitter.com/wQAZEQnv5d— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) December 7, 2020