Watch Trump's First White House Easter Egg Roll

In bows and fedoras, children gathered with their families bright and early for the 139th White House Easter Egg Roll.

"Melania Trump bringing and unifying her family under one roof of the White House is a very smart move, and a very traditional move", said White House historian Andrew Och, Fox News reported Saturday.

The First Lady will be moving to the White House this summer, and - if this video is anything to go by - her presence will be a huge help to her husband.

The Trumps had fun blowing the whistle for children to race each other, rolling eggs across the lawn with a wooden spoon. "We will be stronger and bigger and better as a nation than ever before", he said to the crowd of kids during his welcome speech.

"As we renew this tradition, thank you for joining us".

President Trump's older sons, Don Jr. and Eric, and their wives, and daughter Tiffany also attended. A reading nook, an area to send messages to United States troops, and a stage were retained.

The event, perhaps the most elaborate and labor-intensive event of the annual White House social calendar, had faced unprecedented scrutiny this year following reports over its harried, last-minute planning.

6 White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer takes a turn in the Reading Nook.

But good news, once the school year ended, the little boy and his mother, who would live very badly his role of First Lady, will therefore put their suitcases at the White House.

Melania read Kathie Lee Gifford's children's book "Party Animals" to a group of kids in attendance.

The tradition originated almost 150 years ago, when children would gather on Capitol Hill to roll eggs. "And I don't know if we're going to be successful, but I know a lot of people down there are going to be successful", Trump said.

A military band was on hand to perform for the guests and White House personnel and volunteers worked "tirelessly" to create a "memorable" experience for all concerned.

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