For 140 years, a White House tradition has taken place in the form of the annual Easter Egg Roll. In 2018, the tradition continued, though many poked fun at Donald Trump and Melania Trump after the president's curious speech.

Trump's Easter Egg Roll

Politics can be a dirty game, especially in Washington, D.C. Despite this, partisan gridlock and political fighting usually takes a backseat during the holidays, and the annual White House Easter Egg Roll is no exception.

Started back during the administration of former President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878, the event is a time when children under the age of 13 come to the White House to take part in Easter games with their family. An estimated crowd of close to 30,000 people arrived on Monday, as Donald Trump, Melania Trump, as well as their son Barron and other family members were there to greet the visitors.

As reported by CNN on April 2, Donald Trump, along with Melania Trump and the Easter Bunny, addressed the children and their parents attending the event by praising the work his administration has done on the economy and funding the military. "We will keep this incredible house or building, whatever you wanna call it, because there really is no name for it because it's special," Trump said of the White House.

"It's an honor to have everybody. On behalf of the Trump family, I just wanna thank you. Our country is doing great. Look at the economy, it's doing great," Donald Trump said. "Our military is now at a level that it has never been before. You see what is happening? The funding of our military is so important," he added.

"Just think, $700 million is going into our military."

Twitter backlash

After Donald Trump's speech at the White House Easter Egg Roll, critics of the president took time to chime in with their thoughts. "The look on the Easter bunny's face says it all," a tweet read.

"Looks hard for Melania to even pretend to be happy," a Twitter user wrote.

"Melanie looking thrilled as usual," a tweet read with sarcasm. "That's it Melania. Stay with your husband and let our whole country go to hell. But at least you planned the Easter egg roll," yet another tweet stated.


Trump is bragging about the economy to the kids attending the White House Roll. He's such a gross joke!" a social media user wrote. "The White House doesn't have a name?? Sometimes Spanky calls it 'Tippy Top Shape.' Tell me I am not hearing that correctly," a follow-up tweet went on to read.