ibusinesslines.com May 21, 2018

Trump Celebrates First Easter Egg Roll As US President

20 April 2017, 03:17 | Laverne Osborne

Andrew Harnik The Associated Press

Andrew Harnik  The Associated Press

The White House may have just witnessed the weirdest Easter Egg Roll annual celebration ever under Donald Trump's rule.

"On behalf of the president and (our son) Barron, we wish you great fun and lovely days coming ahead of us", Xinhua news agency quoted the first lady as saying. "We're right on track".

Melinda Bates, the director of the White House Visitors Office under President Bill Clinton, told CNN it is "the single most high-profile event that takes place at the White House each year, and the White House and the first lady are judged on how well they put it on".

Melania and Barron had both raised their hands to their hearts as a sign of respect, but Trump's mind appeared to have wandered elsewhere.

During an address to the crowd ahead of the roll, Trump said the USA will be "stronger and bigger and better" than before during his presidency.

It's an event at the White House that brings out thousands of families for fun, colorful eggs, and a few games.

Melania Trump spoke to the crowd prior to the festivities.

Melania also spoke to wish everybody "great fun and handsome days coming ahead of us". The President who seemed to have forgotten to raise his hand to his heart immediately like Melania Trump and Barron Trump did, was given a quick reminder by the First Lady. In the weeks leading up to event - planning falls unto the First Lady and her staff - the White House spoke of a scaled back celebration, estimating 21,000 guests would attend (last year, 35,000 people attended Barack Obama's final event).

He said that the First Lady has worked for long just to make the event a ideal one and in line with how they want to be.

Trump's older sons, Don Jr. and Eric, and their wives, and daughter Tiffany also attended.

Other News

Trending Now

Trump Has Hard Time With "Buy American, Hire American"
"It's very hard, either they're not qualified, and one of the big things, it's a seasonal job", he said . The halt is expected to last up to six months.

Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. Boosts Position in Leucadia National Corp. (LUK)
Pastel & Associes SA acquired a new stake in shares of Leucadia National Corporation during the second quarter worth $12,094,000. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This piece was reported by Community Financial News and is owned by of Community Financial News.

USA top diplomat warns of Iran 'provocations'
But Tillerson has come pretty close to saying the agreement was not worth keeping, even though he's had to admit it's working. China and Iran have reached initial agreement on the commercial contract, Spokesman Lu Kang said at a daily news briefing.

No reason to believe gays abused in Chechnya
As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. Global condemnations against Chechnya have increased in the past week amidst reports of anti-gay kidnappings and torture.

Serena Williams expecting a baby this fall, rep confirms
The tennis great announced Wednesday that she and fiancé Alexis Ohanian are expecting their first child "this fall". She announced in late December that she was engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

Serena Williams hints at pregnancy with '20 weeks' post
The sports website further reported that Williams has not played any professional tennis following her Australian Open triumph. Other women have left the tour to have children and returned at a high level, though none has done so at Williams' age.

Xiaomi launches flagship Mi 6 smartphone in China
For starters, you're getting a 5.15-inch display with a dual 12MP rear camera setup that mimicks that of the iPhone 7 Plus. The Chinese company went a different route from past year when it announced the Mi 5 at the Mobile World Congress.