America has a lot of questions for President Donald Trump: Did his campaign ask Russia for help influencing the election? Did he cheat on the first lady with a porn star?
But as Trump stood on a White House balcony Monday and announced the start of the annual Easter Egg Roll, the burning question was: Who’s in the bunny suit?
About 30,000 people — 10,000 more than last year — attended this year’s official Egg Roll festivities, including Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa, who announced their divorce last month but put on a united front alongside their five kids. Even Melania made her first public appearance since Stormy Daniels’ well-watched “60 Minutes” interview about her alleged affair with, and resulting lawsuit against, the president.
But the real star of the show was the mystery person in the furry costume next to the president. Twitter erupted in speculation, with some guessing it was former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who'd donned the suit for the 2008 Egg Roll during his time in George W. Bush’s administration. (Yes, there are photos.)
Users also threw former Vice President Joe Biden into the mix. (If Trump threatened to box the bunny, we’d know it was Joe.)
Other names floated included Fox News host Sean Hannity, Trump’s jedi of spin Kellyanne Conway, Chief of Staff John Kelly, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former chief strategist Steve Bannon, former Communications Director Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci, and nascent National Security Adviser (and superhawk) John Bolton. Even Stormy made the list.
People eventually started tweeting at the White House and Trump for answers.
Unfortunately, Trump’s remarks didn’t offer any answers — not even clues. But the president did touch on many of his favorite topics: how much he’s helping the economy, blaming Democrats for immigration issues facing the U.S., and boasting about the size and strength of the U.S. military.
“This is a special year,” Trump said. “Our country is doing great. You look at the economy, you look at what's happening. Nothing's ever easy, but we have never had an economy like we have right now. And we're going to make it bigger and better and stronger.”
Cover image: President Donald Trump holds hands with the Easter Bunny on the Truman Balcony of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 2, 2018, during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)