The White House said in the days leading up to the egg roll that it was expecting a crowd of 21,000, per CNN-sizable, though about 14,000 fewer attendees than the final Obama egg roll hosted in 2016.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed dozens of military families into the White House to celebrate this traditional Easter race kids love so much. A Slovenia-born first lady has been successful so far in her most important duty: making sure her husband seems presidential. Think of it, 139, " Trump said Monday.
In the clip that surfaced online Monday, Melania and their 11-year old son Barron can be seen quickly putting their hands over their hearts when the "Star-Spangled Banner" begins to play.
The search for Easter eggs is one of the most emblematic traditions of the federal capital, established in 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes.
Families attended dressed in their Easter best, and for some that even meant bunny ears.
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On the other hand, Trump also expressed his heartfelt thanks to his wife, Melania, in being the instrument for the planning and preparing towards the success of this year's Easter Egg Roll.
The egg rolling event, which dates back to 1878, was smaller than previous years - down from the 35,000 people who got tickets last year - but retained such activities as a reading nook where messages can be sent to United States troops.
President Donald Trump appears to have made a disappointing gaffe after he was caught on camera signing a little boy's Easter hat before tossing it into the crowd - instead of handing it back to the child.
The day was filled with kids, games, and a lots of fun, and of course the highlight of the day, the egg roll.
"I just want to thank first lady Melania Trump", he said.