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Remarks by the President and the First Lady at the White House Easter Egg Roll


This news story was published on April 9, 2012.
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South Lawn, The White House –

10:46 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everybody!  (Applause.)  How about Rachel Crow?  Give her a big round of applause.  (Applause.)

I want to wish everybody a wonderful Easter.  And we are so thrilled that all of you could join us here today.  My job is very simple:  It is to introduce the powerhouse of the White House, the one truly in charge, as Malia, Sasha and Bo all know — the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.  (Applause.)

MRS. OBAMA:  Thank you, honey.  (Applause.)  My job is simple as well.  I just want to officially welcome you all to the White House Easter Egg Roll.  It is a beautiful day, perfect weather.  We are so excited to have you all here.  We’ve got a great set of activities planned for you.  There’s something for everyone.  We’re going to be over there doing a little egg roll.  I think the President is going to try to beat a three-year-old — which I hope he does not.  (Laughter.)

But we also have a wonderful yoga garden.  We’ve got some story-time guests.  We’ve got great readers here this year, as we do every year.  You can get your face painted.  We’ve got wonderful musical guests.  Rachel was amazing, and she’s a really sweet kid, which is more important.  We’ve got wonderful athletes here.  We’ve got Chris Evert — my gosh.  (Applause.)  And many, many others — the Harlem Globetrotters are here.  (Applause.)  You can do an obstacle course.  We’re going to be down at the kitchen learning how to do some healthy cooking with the — some of our celebrity chefs.

So it’s a wonderful day, and I hope you all enjoy it.  I hope you put on your comfortable shoes.  We’ve got ours on, right, all the Obamas here.

So on behalf of our family, I also want to wish you all a happy Easter and a happy Easter Egg Roll.  So in the theme of this year’s Easter Egg Roll, let’s go, let’s play — let’s move!  (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, everybody.  Have a great time.  We’ll see you down there.  (Applause.)

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2 Responses to Remarks by the President and the First Lady at the White House Easter Egg Roll

  1. Larry Reply Report comment

    April 10, 2012 at 9:36 am

    As a family they are GREAT. It is his policy’s that SUCK.

  2. ACORN Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Too funny! Love the Prez!