President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron appeared on the White House balcony to welcome attendees to the 139th Easter Egg Roll at the White House Monday morning.
After a performance of the National Anthem, and brief speeches from the President and First Lady, they joined the crowd to greet attendees and blew the whistle to start the races.
Reportedly, about 21,000 people were invited to attend the event, and 18,000 eggs had been prepared.
The Washington Post reported:
Children and families roamed the lawn and stopped at picnic tables to make drawings that would be sent to troops overseas. They tossed beanbags and practiced soccer at makeshift goals set up by D.C. United. And some tried their hand at what has arguably become one of the more challenging jobs in the Trump administration: They stood in for Sean Spicer at a miniature press secretary podium set up on the lawn.
Unlike previous Easter Egg Rolls hosted by the Obamas, which included appearances by celebrities and professional athletes, Melania Trump changed the tone, including military bands, a New Jersey pop-rock band and the Martin Family Circus.
The children listened to books read to them by First Lady Melania Trump and several of the Trump administration members:
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) April 17, 2017
The President tweeted a humorous comment about the event afterward.
— Donald J. Trump (@RealDonaldTrFan) April 17, 2017
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 17, 2017
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 17, 2017
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) April 17, 2017
— Kelly Love (@kellyalove45) April 17, 2017
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