The 1st annual Easter Egg Roll of the Trump Administration didn’t come close to comparing to those during the Obama years. This one had a much smaller crowd and far less star power.
However, Trump insisted that there would surely be a huge turnout for THE biggest annual event for the public at the White House.
“We will be stronger and bigger and better as a nation than ever before and we are right on track,” he told the revelers, before guaranteeing “a lot of people — a lot of people — and they’re going to have a great time” at the event.
The Trump staff had announced earlier that they were expecting around 21,000 people, which is an average size crowd for the lat few decades. Yesterday’s crowd was much smaller the 35,000 people that attended the event in the final year of the Obama presidency.
— Hilary (@HilareeBanks) April 17, 2017
The announced attendance seemed over estimated, as much of the South Lawn of the White House was deserted for most of the morning of the roll, and there were no lines for activities from the egg roll.
Many of the costumed characters wandered around at times looking for kids to take photos with.
P.S. You suck! pic.twitter.com/pbZ515IBDZ
— ImpeachTrump (@dumptrump33) April 17, 2017
White House staff tried to put a spin on the low turnout, and said that they’d intentionally aimed for a smaller crowd than in previous years.
Sean Spicer said:
“This is about the children. When you actually scrape it back, last year was the last year of the Obama administration, they ratcheted the number up, I think there was a lot of issues with kids being disconnected and families being separated.
We wanted to get this back to a focus on the children. So if you look at the number of people here in terms of school allocations, military, it’s all the same. The public lottery is the same number of people. This is getting this thing back to the focus of being about kids and families and not about adults.”
These guys just can’t accept that they are not popular with the people at all,a nd that they are mostly failures.
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