Melania Trump forgot to arrange this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll
This year’s White House Easter Egg Roll is in turmoil, after the First Lady apparently forgot to arrange the event.
It’s usually the biggest event of the year at the White House, with almost 40,000 people attending.
But after 138 years of successful White House Easter Egg Rolls, this year’s is being thrown together in the final days.
The First Lady has been responsible for arranging the event since 1878, but as Melania Trump has not yet appointed her staff, and lives 200 miles away in New York, it’s probably little surprise the event hasn’t been properly arranged.
Plus, it must have taken a lot of time to sue the publisher of the Daily Mail over claims around her modelling career.
The New York Times reports that the event is being “quickly thrown-together”, with the hope of attracting 20,000 people, around half the usual attendance.
The White House usually orders vast amounts of wooden eggs from Wells Wood Turning, which are then handed out to guests and sold as souvenirs.
This year, however, they failed to put the order in on time, and so there are no eggs from the company.
That is despite the company reaching out to the Trumps on social media two months ago, warning the family that they were about to miss the deadline for the eggs to be made in time.
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Local school children have also not been invited, with a spokesperson for the schools in Washington D.C. saying they haven’t received any invites, despite usually getting around 4,000 tickets for kids.
And members of Congress have not been sent tickets for their constituents, as is customary.
No celebrity entertainers have been booked, either, much like the innauguration.
Despite this, the White House claim it will be the greatest Easter Egg Roll ever.
The event is traditionally held on East Monday – with the exception of during WW2 and 2001, due to rain – so time will tell if First Lady Melania Trump can save Easter.
If the president can’t make the event, then he could always spend it reversing his repeal of trans students rights to use the bathroom they identify with.