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In photos: Trump and First Lady Melania host annual Easter Egg Roll

President Trump at easter egg roll
President Trump speaks briefly at the annual Easter Egg Roll. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Monday greeted and hosted children and their families on the White House South Lawn for the 141st annual Easter Egg Roll.

Details: Trump took the opportunity to praise the continued strong performance of the job market and the economy, for which he took credit. About 30,000 people were expected to attend the event, a tradition that dates back to 1878.

Trump nd Melania on the south lawn watching the easter egg roll
President Trump and Melania on the south lawn. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images
Melania Trump reads to children
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Melania Trump poses with a child for a selfie.
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Trump shows off a drawing
Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images