US President Donald Trump hailed the strength of America as thousands of children enjoyed the time-honoured tradition of rolling hard-boiled eggs across the manicured lawn in his back garden.
Trump stood on a White House balcony to welcome families to the event, alongside Melania and Barron and someone who I assume was screaming for ten minutes straight inside a silencing bunny suit. 1878. And we will be stronger and bigger and better as a nation than ever before. And he's certainly not the first president to use the Easter Egg Roll as a getaway from the pressures of presidential life.
A mini version of the 139-year-old event has started off on the South Lawn on White House property.
As the Washington Post noted, this year's White House Easter Egg Roll was Melania Trump's chance to show her event-planning talents. "Preparations are continuing through the weekend to ensure that every child who attends has a positive experience they'll remember for years to come", said Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump's communications director. From the first lady's incredible outfit, to all the adorable kiddos, you just have to see the sweet pics from the event!
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Children run during the White House's annual egg roll on Monday.
No matter what your stance on President Donald Trump is, you have to have a little sympathy for any person trying to fill Obama's shoes - especially around Easter time.
Barron will be the first boy to live in the White House since John F. Kennedy Jr., who was born weeks prior to his father's 1961 inauguration.
The children receive wooden eggs inscribed with signatures of the president and first lady. He wore the outfit himself in 2008 during the George W Bush administration.
A different social source completely stated that "Melania is a great mother and that is her most important role".
McFly said in years' past it was "one of the Visitor's Office's marquis events", and he would get contacted "months in advance". Queen Bey made a surprise appearance at last year's.
"I think we're going to have an egg-cellent time", he joked. As a result, most Obama-hosted events and parties were star-studded affairs that drew big crowds. U.S. Military bands will perform, and the Martin Family Circus and Bro4 will also attend.