Trump's First White House Easter Egg Roll

Trump's First White House Easter Egg Roll


President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hosted their first Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House today.

Cuteness abounded as kids, many in their Sunday best, dotted the grass full of energy and excitement.

Some 21,000 children were expected to attend the all day event. Invitations were sent to local school children, patients at local children's hospitals and military kids. The general public also won tickets through a lottery.

Kids participated in a dozen activities, but the main event was, of course, the Easter Egg Roll. The goal is to roll an egg with a spoon across the finish line first. 

The Easter Egg Roll is one of the oldest traditions at the White House. It dates back to 1878 when Rutherford B. Hayes was president.

Back then kids used harboiled eggs. Today they rolled one of 18,000 fancier eggs decorated with the White House logo. 

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