When US President Trump gets a sharp nudge from First Lady Melania

Melania Trump appeared to give the president a little nudge during the national anthem at the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, seemingly reminding him to put his hand over his heart.

With the Easter Egg Roll behind them, the White House traditionally would turn their sights to The White House Correspondent's Dinner but Trump will not be attending that event, the first president in 36 years to do so.

President Trump told schoolchildren and visitors gathered for his inaugural White House Easter Egg Roll that the country will be "stronger, and bigger, and better as a nation than ever before".

The smaller children also received visits from several Easter bunnies, along with Elmo from Sesame Street, Peppa Pig and Dr. Seuss, among other well-known personalities, who strolled through the crowd on the White House lawn and entertained them. It was just made smaller, down from the 35,000 people who got tickets previous year, but retaining such activities as a reading nook, an area to send messages to US troops and an entertainment stage.

The first lady tweeted over the weekend that she's looking forward to hosting the Easter Egg Roll.

The guest list includes military families, children from local schools and hospitals, and children of staff members.

When the music began for the national anthem, Melania and Barron both raised their hands to their hearts-but Trump needed a nudge from Melania to do not forget to do so.

Mr Trump takes it, signs it with a marker, and tosses it into the crowd, rather than hand it straight back to the child.

There's also the notable lack of families of color and the PAAS-sponsored White House bunny.

The Trumps and their son also joined children at a table to make cards to send to United States service members.

On Sunday, the first family congratulated the Americans with Easter, the White House invited 200,000 kids to celebrate this day.

  • Leroy Wright