139th White House Easter Egg Roll Offers Fun, Games To Kids
Apr 21 2017 by Michele Stevens
What the Donald didn't forget, was to use the traditional Easter Egg Roll - which dates back to 1814 - to big up his Presidency.
If you want a modern-day definition of uncomfortable, you surely don't have to look any farther than U.S. President Donald Trump at the official White House Easter Egg Roll yesterday, hosted this year by the (oh-so-living of the middle class) Trump family. This year's 139th Easter Egg Roll is Trump's first Easter celebration after being hailed as the President of the United States.
Carlos Mercado, wife Kristi, and sons Sebastian, 11, and Dominic, 9, of Vineland, were at the Washington, D.C. egg roll when they were noticed by Kellyanne Conway.
"We will be a stronger nation than ever and we are on the right track", he said from the semicircular balcony of the White House overlooking the south garden of the residence.
Even the Easter Bunny had his hand over his heart, only the "America First" president required a nudge from his better part to remind him of his civic duty. "We're right on track, you see what's happening and we are right on track".
There was, however, some speculation about whether the Trumps would be able to pull off a successful "egg-stravaganza". In the weeks leading up to event - planning falls unto the First Lady and her staff - the White House spoke of a scaled back celebration, estimating 21,000 guests would attend (last year, 35,000 people attended Barack Obama's final event).
The event has been traditionally arranged by USA first ladies since 1878.
Trump, the first lady, and Barron joined kids to color cards to send to United States service members. According to Grisham, kids who attended the previous Easter Egg Rolls in the White House were not given the chance to enjoy all the activities as the grounds were too crowded.