WASHINGTON — Leading officials from across the Trump administration will read to children at this year’s annual Easter Egg Roll Monday, according to the White House.
First lady Melania Trump also will make an appearance, but President Donald Trump is not scheduled — surely disappointing children eager to hear the president read key excerpts from his book, Art of the Deal.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will join kids in the Reading Nook.
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway and Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short will be joining in as well.
Figures from National Security also will be represented, including National Intelligence Director Dan Coats and his wife, Heather Coats, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and General Joseph Keith Kellogg, chief of staff of the National Security Council.
Others who will participate are:
· Gen. Joseph Keith Kellogg Jr., chief of staff and executive secretary of the National Security Council.
· Administrator Linda McMahon of the Small Business Administration
· Administrator Seema Verma of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
· Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams
· Susan Pompeo (wife of CEO Director Mike Pompeo)
The White House expects 30,000 people to attend this year’s event, which will be held on the South Lawn of the Executive Mansion.
No word yet on who will get roped into wearing the Easter Bunny costume, a duty fulfilled by Trump’s former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer during the George W. Bush administration.