Melania Trump Slammed For Unveiling New Tennis Pavilion Amid COVID-19 Surge

Written by on December 7, 2020

Melania Trump confronted backlash Monday after she introduced the completion of the brand new White Home tennis pavilion amid a lethal pandemic that’s killing greater than 2,000 folks a day throughout the nation.

“Thanks to all the proficient craftsmen who made this venture attainable and to the beneficiant supporters of the White Home,” the primary girl stated in a White Home press launch. “It’s my hope that this non-public house will operate as each a spot of leisure and gathering for future First Households.”

Critics known as the primary girl insensitive when she shared photographs of the venture’s progress in March, as COVID-19 was simply starting to take maintain within the U.S. 

“I encourage everybody who chooses to be adverse & query my work on the @WhiteHouse to take time and contribute one thing good & productive in their very own communities,” she tweeted on the time.

The venture was funded by unspecified non-public donations, and the White Home didn’t state its price.

Planning for the pavilion started in 2018, and the Fee of High quality Arts and the Nationwide Capital Planning Fee permitted the venture final 12 months, in accordance with the information launch. The East and West Wings of the White Home impressed its design.

Because the U.S. coronavirus pandemic loss of life toll nears 284,000 and extra People are getting contaminated, being hospitalized and dying from the virus, information of the White Home’s new tennis services didn’t obtain a heat reception on Twitter.

The primary girl is spending her ultimate weeks within the White Home earlier than President-elect Joe Biden and his spouse Jill arrive in January.

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