President Trump welcomes families to Easter Egg Roll

President Donald Trump, 70, First Lady Melania Trump, 46, and son Barron Trump, 10, opened up the festivities with an address from the White House to families on the lawn, welcoming everyone to the fun day.

This year, the White House was slow to make tickets available or to detail its Easter Egg Roll plans, leaving some of the event devotees to fret that the first family would do away with the longtime tradition, which dates back to 1878.

There was no Sean Spicer dressed up in a bunny suit at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday (local time) - but eagle-eyed viewers were still rewarded with a comical moment.

President Donald Trump shows the letter he wrote to a service member during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, April 17, 2017.

Addressing attendees Monday morning from the White House's south portico, Trump congratulated his wife on organizing the event.

Roughly 21,000 people attended the event, and kids had around 18,000 Easter eggs to play with.

President Trump joins children at a craft table during the 139th Easter Egg Roll.

If media accounts are any indication, the 139th White House Easter Egg Roll seemed doomed from the start.

The US Flag Code calls for anyone addressing the flag, either during the pledge of allegiance or the national anthem, to put their right hand over their hearts. He, the first lady and Barron also joined kids at a table to color cards to send to US service members.

"You see what's happening - and we're right on track", Trump reiterated". And where Beyoncé made a surprise appearance, the Trump administration invited boy band Bro4 and the Nashville-based six-person family band, the Martin Family Circus, according to CNN. "It is just a little bit unusual that they didn't move into the White House immediately after the inauguration".

He also joined kids at a crafts table, making greeting cards for USA troops, while Melania Trump read Kathie Lee Gifford's book "Party Animals". One lucky egg also includes a year-long membership for the Mar-a-Lago bomb shelter. You have encouraged us in our mission - to provide quality news and watchdog journalism.

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