The White House is getting a tennis pavilion, the first lady announced on Tuesday afternoon.
The project is "fueled by Mrs. Trump’s respect for classical architecture, along with her passion to provide a functional recreational area for all First Families to enjoy," explained the White House in a press release.
Exciting to break ground on the new tennis pavilion project at the White House today. Thank you to all who will help in making this legacy piece possible for future first families to gather at and enjoy for years to come. @theNationalMall@NatlParkServicepic.twitter.com/UcYLeJ27Ni— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 8, 2019
"Exciting to break ground on the new tennis pavilion project at the White House today," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Thank you to all who will help in making this legacy piece possible for future first families to gather at and enjoy for years to come."
The announcement was marked with a photo of the first lady breaking ground on the new south lawn construction, shovel in hand. Twitter had quite the response to FLOTUS' formal attire, marked by her four-inch Manolo Blahnik BB pumps, and the timing of the announcement itself.
Oh look! Our least active @FLOTUS pretends she likes to play tennis in make-up and heels!— Chris Griffith (@streetnoodle) October 9, 2019
With all that's going on in our Country - THIS is what you're working on? Totally out of touch.— Christina Ragsdale (@crcommunication) October 8, 2019
Other Trump fans, however, were quick to comment on Melania's graceful presentation for the White House's latest addition.
Beautiful Melania... your elegance is a shining light. You are the perfect role model for all American Women! America LOVES YOU! ❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️— Giulio Braga (@giuliobraga) October 8, 2019
Melania once again does it with style and grace Thank you— tbestler (@tbestler) October 8, 2019
Our beautiful @FLOTUS again accomplishing something with no credit from the press. She has two things they will never have, honestly and class❤️🇺🇸❤️— Marilyn Martin Bartoli (@AranaBartoli) October 8, 2019
Although the size and cost of the new amenity have yet to officially be revealed by the White House, funds for the new tennis court will be supplied through private donations.