Melania Trump Plants a Tree

Melania Trump Plants a Tree

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Updated Sep 05, 2018 at 12:56PM EDT by Matt.

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Melania Trump Plants a Tree refers to a series of photoshopped images and jokes based on a photograph of First Lady Melania Trump planting a tree in four-inch stiletto heels, similar to Melania Trump Gardening.

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On August 27th, 2018, First Lady Melania Trump tweeted[6] an image of her gardening with the caption, "I had the honor to contribute to the beautiful & historic @WhiteHouse grounds today by planting a sapling from the Eisenhower Oak. Thank you to @WhiteHouseHstry for organizing the #PresidentialSites and to the previous first family descendants who joined us today." The tweet (shown below, left) received more than 7,400 retweets and 41,000 likes in one week.

The following day, the media outlet The Independent[1] published a photograph of Melania Trump planting a tree while wearing a €4,000 ($4,649) dress and four-inch stiletto heels.


Melania Trump @FLOTUS I had the honor to contribute to the beautiful & historic @WhiteHouse grounds today by planting a sapling from the Eisenhower Oak. Thank you to @WhiteHouseHstry for organizing the #Presidentia!Sites and to the previous first family descendants who joined us today.

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Several days later, Redditor [2] The_Flying_Pancake posted the image in the /r/photoshopbattles subreddit. The post received more than 35 points (77% upvoted) and 20 comments and generated numerous photoshops of the image (examples below).



Others made comments about Melania's outfit and compared it the gardening attire of Trump's predecessor First Lady Michael Obama. Twitter [3] user @jfistacuffs tweeted a picture of the two women and the caption, "Melania Trump just went "gardening" at the White House. Compare it to this picture of Michelle Obama doing the same. See the difference? That's the difference between the two parties…" The post (shown below) received more than 115 retweets and 345 likes in two days.

Several media outlets covered the image, including HuffPost,[4] The Daily Dot [5] and more.


Melania Trump just went "gardening" at the White House. Compare it to this picture of Michelle Obama doing the same. See the difference? That's the difference between the two parties...

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Melania is launching her new line of Gardening Attire, accompanied by the standard 4-inch heelsS everyone's ragging on Melania for her choice of gardening shoes so l've put together a few suggestions for more practical and meaningful footwear, since she likes expressing herself with clothes

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