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Melania Says the White House is the ‘President’s House’ — Not the ‘People’s House’
First Lady Melania Trump shared photos Wednesday of the recently renovated White House Bowling Alley, in which she hosted the children of members of her U.S. Secret Service detail on Tuesday.
The bowling alley, first installed and used in 1973 during President Richard Nixon’s administration, has been used by presidents and their friends and families since then and was last renovated in 1994 during former President Bill Clinton’s term.
That renovation was a major departure from the original design, and the First Lady led the effort to restore the original wooden lane, while also updating electrical wiring, mechanics and the interior design.
The cost of the renovation was funded by the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, according to the White House.
First Lady Melania Trump welcomed the children of her @SecretService detail to the White House this week to enjoy the newly renovated and restored White House Bowling Alley! 🎳 pic.twitter.com/qYxGSpx0XC
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 2, 2019
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Some users on Twitter noticed that bowling balls said “President’s House” which is odd considering historically the White House is referred to as the “People’s House,” since we, the people, pay for the house with our taxes.
The first lady, Melania Trump, has overseen the renovation of the White House bowling alley.
Historically, the White House has been referred to as "the people's house." pic.twitter.com/Q7dZXNALAZ
— David Gura (@davidgura) May 1, 2019
Twitter had some thoughts:
I’m just surprised its not in gold leaf with “Trump’s House” on it.
— Tina (@tinamjay) May 2, 2019
Glad to see Melania has found something important to do.
— Francine Romeo (@RomeoFrancine) May 2, 2019
I'm just surprised it didn't say "Trump".
— PoliticalSis ⚛♻️🌊🔬🗽📎 (@MelanieInMiami) May 1, 2019
It’s not the president’s house even though he thinks it is. Has he forgotten that he’s just a glorified temp?
— Graham Gauthier (@GrahamGauthier1) May 2, 2019