As President Obama enters the last leg of his presidential term and the country prepares for a new commander-in-chief, the Obamas are leaving their last finishing touches on the place they’ve called home for the past 8 years.
Back in 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama planted a garden on the White House lawn to promote healthy eating and to encourage the American people to do the same. Of course conservatives will take issue with just about anything any of the Obamas do, and have even complained about Mrs. Obama’s healthy eating initiative.
The garden they’ve spent seven years growing and tending has expanded from 1,100 square feet to 2,800 square feet. This week Mrs. Obama, along with White House staff, took the initiative even farther. They made the garden permanent so the Obamas legacy will live on as an example for years to come.
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has promised his supporters he will undo everything President Obama and the First Lady have done throughout his two-term presidency. We all know by now just how petty Trump truly is, so it wouldn’t exactly be surprising if he decided to tear up the garden just to annoy Democrats, should he get elected this November.
During a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday, the First Lady unveiled the newly revamped garden. Featuring a new stone walkway and stone walls surrounding the plots, Mrs. Obama told reporters attending the unveiling that she hopes future first families will be able to enjoy the garden like she and her family have.
‘This little garden will live on as a symbol of the hopes that we all hold of growing a healthier nation for our children. I am hopeful that future first families will cherish this garden like we have, and that it will become one of our enduring White House traditions.’
The garden features a stone detailing her intentions of making America healthier:
‘White House Kitchen Garden, established in 2009 by First Lady Michelle Obama with the hope of growing a healthier nation for our children.’
The First Lady’s garden is a beautiful and historic symbol representing the legacy of the Obamas. It is simple and meaningful without being over-the-top, yet it leaves a tribute that will last for a long time. So of course, conservatives completely lost their minds when they caught wind of the news. I mean, why on earth would the first Black President of the United States of America ever want to leave a simple tribute to his time in office?! How dare the Obamas.
Here are a few of screenshots, and just to warn you, they will make your blood boil: