Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Research | By Jo Caldwell

Melania Trump nudges President to put hand over heart during national anthem

Melania Trump nudges President to put hand over heart during national anthem

White House press secretary Sean Spicer also played a role, not as the Easter Bunny like he did during George W. Bush's presidency, but instead reading the children's book How To Catch The Easter Bunny on the South Lawn.

Melania Trump, who is originally from Slovenia, had to nudge Mr Trump as a military band and singer launched into the anthem at the beginning of the White House Easter egg roll - an annual egg hunt for children.

The search for Easter eggs is one of the most emblematic traditions of the federal capital, established in 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes.

First lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump and the Easter Bunny wave from the Truman Balcony on Monday, April 17.

The annual Easter Egg Roll is expected to be the largest social gathering in the White House every year. Trump's wife, Melania, and their son, Barron, 11, and the Easter Bunny were also there.

Mercado said: "We missed out on the lottery and received the tickets from a friend at the last minute".

There was, however, some speculation about whether the Trumps would be able to pull off a successful "egg-stravaganza".

Unlike his predecessor, who memorably read such classics as Where the Wild Things Are during his administration, Trump passed the job of reading to children on to the First Lady and the eternally beleaguered Spicer.

The attendees this year are relatively smaller compared to the 37,000 kids and adults during the previous year when Obama was still seated as the President of the states.

During an address to the crowd ahead of the roll, Trump said the United States will be "stronger and bigger and better" than before during his presidency.

The day was filled with kids, games, and a lots of fun, and of course the highlight of the day, the egg roll.

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