This White House is a disaster. They cannot even organanize an Easter egg hunt. Usually THE biggest event of the year at the White House, with almost 40,000 people attending, this year’s is being thrown together at the last minute.
The First Lady is responsible for arranging the event since 1878, but as Melania Trump has not yet appointed all of her staff –and lives 200 miles away in New York City– it’s no big surprise the event has been a mess. The New York Times reports that the event is being “quickly thrown-together”, with the hope of attracting around half the usual crowd.
• The White House usually orders huge amounts of wooden eggs from Wells Wood Turning, which are then handed out to guests and sold as souvenirs. Despite the fact that the company reached out to the Trumps on social media two months ago, warning the family that they were about to miss the deadline for the eggs to be made in time. But they failed to put the order in on time, and so there are no eggs from the company.
• A spokesperson for the schools in Washington D.C. saying they haven’t received any invites, so local school children have also not been invited. This despite usually getting around 4,000 tickets for kids.
• AND members of Congress were not sent tickets for their constituents, as is customary.
• AND no celebrity entertainers have been booked, either. (much like the innaugural distaster)
Of course despite this, the White House claims it will be the greatest Easter Egg Roll EVER.
This has all been BAD for Melania Trump’s image as First Lady, so, she made an unannounced visit to children at HomeSafe, an organization that supports victims of abuse and domestic violence in Lake Worth, Florida.
But of course, she put her foot in it, because even when trying to polish her image while seeming to do good, she wore sparkly over-the-top way-too-expensive shoes. They are by Rene Caovilla and retail for $1150.
She spoke to the girls and presented them with Easter baskets and stuffed bunnies.
“I’m here to support you and help you. I want to encourage you, and do whatever I can to help you achieve your dreams.”
Great. How does giving out Easter baskets in expensive shoes help abused children “achieve their dreams”?
Anyway, tomorrow she’ll be home safe wrapped in luxury because, once again, the asshole in chief will be at Mar-A-Lago this weekend, planning to blow up the world, no doubt.
As you may have heard, Sean Spicer was once the White House Easter bunny, so perhaps, as with half of the other disasters in this administration, it will be his job to make excuses for why it went off the rails.
(via Pink News)