Melania Trump nudges President to put hand over heart during national anthem

In the clip, Trump's wife, Melania Trump, places her hand over her heart as the anthem begins to play before nudging her husband to put his own hand up.

Trump, the first lady and son Barron appeared at the White House Truman Balcony to welcome guests at the traditional holiday event.

President Trump and his family put their stamp on the Easter Egg Roll.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who previously donned the Easter Bunny suit during the George W. Bush administration, happily took on the role of storyteller at this year's event.

Eleven-year-old Barron, the president's youngest child, will be the first son to live in the White House since John F. Kennedy Jr.

I don't know if we're gonna be successful", Trump said of the egg-rolling festivities, "but I know a lot of people down there are gonna be successful.

Trump also took a moment to recognize his wife for her hard work in making their first Easter in the White House a special one.

Trump then sat down at a nearby table with the First Lady and his son Barron to sign holiday cards for United States servicemen.

White House staff claimed that the small crowds were intentional.

"In fairness to Trump, it wasn't the Russian national anthem", read one tweeted message.

According to Grisham, kids who attended the previous Easter Egg Rolls in the White House were not given the chance to enjoy all the activities as the grounds were too crowded.

He also joined kids at a crafts table, making greeting cards for US troops, while Melania Trump read Kathie Lee Gifford's book "Party Animals". "As we renew this tradition, thank you for joining us", she said, clad in a high-collared, pastel pink dress. 'We wish you great fun, and a handsome day is coming ahead of us'.

Entertainment this year included military bands, as well as Martin Family Circus and boy band Bro4.

But it's too late - the signed memento of the White House annual tradition and a once-in-a-lifetime chance of meeting the Republican had been tossed into the wind.

  • Larry Hoffman