Saturday 21 October 2017

Melania Trump nudges Donald Trump after he forgets to put hand on his heart for national anthem

U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. first lady Melania Trump, their son Barron and the Easter Bunny arrive for the 139th annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, US. Picture:REUTERS/Joshua Roberts TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. first lady Melania Trump, their son Barron and the Easter Bunny arrive for the 139th annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, US. Picture:REUTERS/Joshua Roberts TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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The First Lady had to remind President Donald Trump to put his hand on his heart during the singing of the national anthem in the White House.

Melania Trump, who is originally from Slovenia, had to nudge Mr Trump as a military band and singer launched into the anthem at the beginning of the White House Easter egg roll - an annual egg hunt for children. 

The couple were standing with Mr Tump's youngest son Baron on the White House balcony facing the south lawn before addressing several thousand families and children there to attend the festivities.

The nudge was immediately picked up by social media with many commenting on how embarrassing it was for the President.

Melinda Bates, the director of the White House Visitors Office under President Bill Clinton, told CNN it is “the single most high-profile event that takes place at the White House each year, and the White House and the first lady are judged on how well they put it on.”

Military families, children from local schools and hospitals and the children of White House staff members were in attendance at the event.

Trump aide Kellyanne Conway and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who once played the role of the Easter Bunny in costume in 2008 during the George W. Bush administration, were spotted getting their photos taken in the crowd.

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