Melania Trump’s Easter Egg Roll Speech was an uncomfortable event. It’s clear Melania is yet to embrace her role as first lady, and she often looks like she’d rather be somewhere else.
Pres. Donald Trump and a visibly nervous first lady showed up for a hastily organized White House Easter Egg Roll. They each gave a brief speech before joining attendees on the South Lawn.
Melania Trump wishes the crowd Happy Easter at the White House Easter Egg Roll pic.twitter.com/tIcPIkP0H2
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Melania told the crowd, with a particularly robotic delivery:
Welcome to the White House. This is the first time that my husband and I hosting this wonderful tradition. And it’s great that you are all with us today. I hope you have a great time with many activities.
She thanked the staff and volunteers who had “worked tirelessly” to put together the event she herself couldn’t be bothered to organize. She threw in an obligatory thank you for members of the military that couldn’t have sounded faker if she tried.
Melania then ended her short speech by saying, “As we renew this tradition, thank you for joining us on behalf of the president and Barron. We wish you great fun, and a beautiful day is coming ahead of us. Happy Easter.”