First lady Melania Trump, joined by President Donald Trump and the Easter Bunny, speaks on the Truman Balcony during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. (Photo: AP)
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Melania and Trump Host The 139th Easter Egg Roll

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted their first White House Easter Egg Roll together. They welcomed 20,000 children and parents to the White House to hunt for Easter eggs and participate in egg-rolling races, a tradition that dates back to 1878.

The annual "Easter Egg Roll" revolves around children, who set about finding hidden coloured eggs in the garden bushes around the Presidential residence, and later roll them toward a finish line aided only by wooden spoons.

Unlike the star attractions of Obama’s Easter celebrations, Trump treated his visitors to military bands to the 139th Easter Egg Roll.

Due to rain in the forecast, the White House had announced that the event would be somewhat curtailed, with only 20,000 guests on hand rather than the more than 35,000 of previous years.

The First Lady read books to the children, and also was also instrumental in reminding Trump to put his hand on his heart during the national anthem.

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