The 139th Easter Egg roll took place at the White House today, and as Genevieve predicted, Donald Trump missed an opportunity to use it as a moment to connect with the American public as a human being. There’s just something off about this year’s Easter Egg roll.
Like the Inauguration, crowd size is an issue again on social media, and it will undoubtedly unnerve Donald Trump, which is why I’m happy to highlight it.
Here, Melania has to nudge Trump to put his hand over his heart for the National Anthem, which is the most noteworthy contribution that Melania has made to Trump’s presidency, so far.
america first, right pic.twitter.com/i1cEjY1m5s— Jordan Uhl (@JordanUhl) April 17, 2017
Trump uses his muted Egg Roll speech to wrongly suggest that the country is “right on track,” using the Easter Bunny as a prop.
“We're right on track. You see what’s happening,” President Trump tells a crowd of children while standing with the Easter Bunny pic.twitter.com/cclnDyNxcm— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) April 17, 2017
Meanwhile, Sean Spicer is reading his heartbreaking origins story (this is hysterical).
Melania, at least, did read for the kids.
I dunno: She doesn’t seem quite as animated as her predecessors.
Meanwhile, when given a hat by a kid to sign, Trump throws it back into the crowd. That’s not how that works, Donny.
A kid asks Trump to sign his hat at the White House Easter Egg Roll. The president signs … and then tosses the hat into the crowd. pic.twitter.com/7ExdhpO97H— POLITICO (@politico) April 17, 2017
Finally, CNN wins best chyron for this: