More than 21000 attend Trump's first Easter Egg Roll

More than 21000 attend Trump's first Easter Egg Roll

More than 21000 attend Trump's first Easter Egg Roll

First Lady Melania Trump joined the president, along with their son Barron, to kick off the 139th White House Easter Egg Roll. The president welcomed his young guests and promised them that the nation was getting stronger, bigger, and better.

Less than a month after the January 20 luncheon, the first lady announced she had hired Niceta Lloyd to fill one of the most coveted behind-the-scenes roles at the White House: social secretary.

I also wasn't aware the Easter egg roll is the most high profile event to take place at the White House each year.

"Looking forward to hosting the annual Easter Egg Roll at the @WhiteHouse on Monday!"

Watch the welcome remarks above and some photos and videos of the annual tradition below. Melania Trump bringing and unifying her family under one roof of the White House is a very smart move, and a very traditional move. While still a large crowed, it was significantly smaller than the previous year's attendance, which drew in an estimated 37,000 people.

However, the First Lady's reading seemed a little less animated than the Obama's reading of "Where the Wild Things Are" in 2016.

The President typically says a few words, moderates the egg roll, and reads a book, all while flanked by an Easter Bunny, who may or may not be Sean Spicer. There's also the notable lack of families of color and the PAAS-sponsored White House bunny. The president is lucky to have a first lady with such "impeccable" manners, as Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley put it. He wore the outfit himself in 2008 during the George W Bush administration.

McFly said in years' past it was "one of the Visitor's Office's marquis events", and he would get contacted "months in advance".

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"I think we're going to have an egg-cellent time", he joked.

But the egg rolling event, which dates to 1878, wouldn't be made to disappear.

The White House said military bands, the New Jersey-based pop-rock band Bro4, and the Martin Family Circus are set to perform and commemorative eggs have been ordered.

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