Easter weekend is fast-approaching, which means the annual White House Easter Egg Roll is just around the corner. Or at least some semblance of the popular, kid-friendly affair will occur, as the Palm Beach Daily News reports that Donald Trump will instead spend the upcoming holiday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. To make matters worse for the current administration, a New York Times article reveals just how poorly planned Trump’s first official Easter Egg Roll of his presidency is compared to previous incarnations overseen by former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
According to the NYT, Wells Wood Turning — the Maine company responsible for supplying the 138-year-old celebration with its commemorative wooden eggs — tweeted a dire warning to the president, First Lady Melania Trump, and daughter Ivanka Trump back in February. “FYI manufacturing deadlines for the Easter eggs are near,” the message read. “Please reach out!”
After some additional digging, NYT reporter Julie Hirschfeld Davis discovered the rather chaotic reality of the upcoming White House Easter Egg Roll, which is amazingly still going to happen — albeit on a much smaller, last-minute scale than previous occurrences. What’s more, it seems the president himself — let alone the first lady, whose office typically plays a major role in planning the event — won’t even be around to participate in the reduced festivities.