First Lady Melania Trump is in charge of Monday’s annual White House Easter Egg Roll, while President Trump is expected to take part in the festivities.
The event includes a reading nook and bunny hop, followed by the traditional Egg Roll.
President Rutherford B. Hayes started the Egg Roll tradition back in 1878, with the bunny first making an appearance in 1969 during President Richard Nixon’s administration, according to the New York Daily News.
A member of the administration often plays the bunny — current Press Secretary Spicer was an assistant U.S. trade representative for media and public affairs when he landed the gig during George W. Bush’s presidency in 2008.
“I think we’re going to have an egg-cellent time,” Spicer said last week.
On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that several organizations that usually receive tickets to the the Easter Egg Roll hadn’t been contacted, and that the event was behind schedule. According to Politico, only 21,000 were expected this year, a sharp decrease from last year’s 37,000.
An aide to a Republican lawmaker said the White House seemed to be “a bit behind schedule,” but the First Lady appears to have pulled it together in time for the annual event.
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