Watch live: Trumps, Easter Bunny host White House Egg Roll

By Andrew V. Pestano  |  Updated April 17, 2017 at 12:21 PM
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April 17 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and the Easter Bunny are hosting the 139th annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday.

Activities began at 7:30 a.m. and will continue until 6:45 p.m. Trump is scheduled to appear at 10:30 a.m. at the Truman Balcony.

"This year's event will feature the Bunny Hop Stage, Reading Nook, egg roll, military bands, costumed characters and more than a dozen other activities," the White House said in a statement. "Musical artists will perform on the South Lawn music stage throughout the day. Guests include the Martin Family Circus and pop-rock boy band Bro4."

The event is a storied tradition at the White House.

"All sorts and conditions of children find their way to the president's grounds to enjoy Easter Monday. Some of the children are beautifully dressed in silks and laces and have French nurses to watch over them and carry their eggs for them, while other little ones are dressed in very shabby garments with elbows out and toes peeping from their little shoes."

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