Trumps lead annual White House Easter egg roll (17 images)

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and their family lead the 140th annual Easter egg roll on the South Lawn of the White House on April 2, 2018 in Washington, D.C. About 30,000 children and adults participated in the annual tradition, which was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878.
Updated: April 2, 2018 at 4:24 PM
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First lady Melania Trump watches as children participate in the lawn bowling activity. First lady Pat Nixon first introduced the egg roll races over four decades ago. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/UPI
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President Donald Trump (C) and Melania Trump (L) walk out onto the Truman Balcony accompanied by Commander Richard I. Lawlor of the U.S. Navy dressed as the Easter bunny. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/UPI
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"On behalf of the Trump family, many of whom are with us right here in the audience, I just want to thank you," Donald Trump said. "This is a special year. Our country is doing great." Photo by Chip Somodevilla/UPI
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Children line the fence while listening to Donald Trump deliver remarks. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/UPI
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Melania and Donald Trump arrive on the South Lawn. During the event, the president touted the domestic economy and the military. "You look at the economy; you look at what's happening. Nothing is ever easy, but we have never had an economy like we have right now. And we're going to make it bigger and better and stronger," he said. Photo by Leigh Vogel/UPI
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Melania Trump reads the book "You," by Sandra Magsamen. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/UPI
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Guests enter the South Lawn prior to the event. Photo by Leigh Vogel/UPI
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