Trump Celebrates First Easter Egg Roll As US President

The 139th annual White House Easter Egg Roll event was spectacular.

The gaffe came shortly after the President gave a speech beside a person dressed as the Easter Bunny, telling a crowd of children that "we will be stronger and bigger as a nation than ever before".

In commemoration with the time-honored tradition in the country, US President Donald Trump welcomed thousands of kids and adults in the yearly celebration of the Easter Egg Roll in the South Lawn of the White House.

"FYI manufacturing deadlines for the Easter eggs are near".

Members of Congress invite guests and there are tickets given out to schools, children's hospitals, and military families.

"We're doing the egg roll hanging out and having a good time", said participant Cullen Gullott.

'She worked really hard on this.

The Easter Egg Roll dates back to 1878 and the presidency of President Rutherford B. Hayes.

Melania Trump spoke to the crowd prior to the festivities. It was just made smaller, down from the 35,000 people who got tickets a year ago, but retaining such activities as a reading nook, an area to send messages to US troops and an entertainment stage.

The new president, who took office January 20, thanked the first lady for her efforts in organizing the children's event. Moments later, Trump blew a whistle three times, each time sending youngsters scurrying to use a wooden spoon to maneuver a dyed egg across a finish line.

First daughter Tiffany Trump was also planning on reading later in the day, according to a tweet from her mother, Marla Maples. "I've seen those kids, and they're highly, highly competitive", Donald said.

Costumed characters roaming the grounds included Elmo from "Sesame Street", Dr. Seuss' Cat in the Hat, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and some of the Racing Presidents, who are mascots for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball.