White House bounces into spring with 139th annual Easter Egg Roll

What you need to know about the WH Easter Egg

What you need to know about the WH Easter Egg

In his first major social event as president, Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump hosted the 139th annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House's South Lawn on Sunday.

When Donald Trump supporters asked him to sign their baseball caps at the White House Easter Egg Roll, they might not have anticipated his reaction.

3 The president and first lady blow whistles to start the 139th Easter Egg Roll.

On Monday, President Donald Trump and family continued one of America's most time honored traditions by hosting their very first Easter Egg roll at the White House.

The new president, who took office January 20, thanked the first lady for her efforts in organizing the children's event.

The couple were standing with Mr Tump's youngest son Baron on the White House balcony facing the south lawn before addressing several thousand families and children there to attend the festivities. Melania tweeted Friday before the event. "On behalf of the president and [our son] Barron, we wish you great fun and lovely days coming ahead of us".

An estimated 21,000 people participated in the event. It began a long time ago, 1878", Trump said of the springtime tradition, "and we will be stronger, and bigger, and better as a nation than ever before.

Other images show Melania coloring the flowers and Barron Trump writing, as well. "We're right on track", Trump said according to a report by the NBC News.

The president was apparently a little out of it during Monday's Easter Egg Roll celebration at the White House.

Melissa McCarthy returned to "Saturday Night Live" as Spicer on Saturday, this time dressed as the Easter bunny, mocking his recent flubs (and that time Spicer dressed up as the furry white animal).

Mr. Trump has focused on building up the USA military and projecting American strength around the globe, as tensions with North Korea and Syria overshadow the festive event at the White House.

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