Melania Trump reads Easter book via Twitter after canceling White House Easter Egg Roll in midst of coronavirus outbreak and Ivanka tells British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ‘stay strong’ after he was discharged from hospital after contracting COVID-19
- First lady Melania Trump said Sunday morning that she still wanted to ‘honor’ her annual tradition of reading an Easter book to children
- She announced last month she was canceling the White House Easter Egg Roll in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, where she would usually read the book
- The four minute video showed images of the book’s pictures with a voice over of Melania reading it
- Ivanka Trump, the president’s senior adviser and daughter, also wished everyone a Happy Easter from her Twitter account
- She also urged British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ‘stay healthy and strong’ after he was discharged from the hospital
- Johnson contracted coronavirus and was hospitalized earlier this month
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Melania Trump posted a video of herself reading ‘The Little Rabbit’ on Twitter Sunday morning after the White House had to cancel the annual Easter Egg Roll held on Easter every year.
‘Since we are not able to celebrate the traditional Easter Egg Roll on the grounds of the White House this year, I want to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy Easter, and read one of my favorite children’s books,’ Trump said in the four-minute video where she read the book.
In the four-minute video, images of the book’s pages and illustrations flashed across the screen as Trump read the book in a voice-over.
‘I hope you’re able to enjoy this special holiday,’ the first lady said at the conclusion of the book. ‘Be sure to take care of yourselves and each other.’
Melania Trump said Sunday morning that she still wanted to ‘honor’ her annual tradition of reading an Easter book to children after having to cancel the White House Easter Egg Roll in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak
Senior adviser to the president and Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump also posted her well wishes for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was released from the hospital Sunday morning where he was being treated after contracting coronavirus
Ivanka also wished Americans a good Easter and urged prayer for those battling coronavirus
The first family usually hosts an Easter Monday event each year where families are invited to celebrate the season on the South Lawn.
This year, Melania Trump announced in mid-March that the event was canceled in light of the growing concerns over the spread and contraction of coronavirus.
The announcement came as the White House released social distancing guidelines, including maintaining a distance of 6 feet from people in public and keeping social gatherings to 10 people or less.
Senior advisor to the president and first daughter Ivanka Trump also took to Twitter to share her Easter wishes – including one to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
‘Happy Easter @BorisJohnson! Stay healthy and strong!’ she tweeted Sunday morning.
Johnson was discharged from St. Thomas Hospital in central London Easter morning as friends of the prime minister revealed his battle with the disease brought him close to death.
The 55-year-old will not immediately return to work, a spokesman said, claiming the advice came from his medical team to rest.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is likely to remain in charge of the day-to-day running of the government.
Last year’s Easter Egg Roll: Melania Trump read a book to children on the South Lawn while promoting her anti-cyberbullying initiative ‘Be Best’
‘While so much is uncertain in these difficult times, I hope this Easter Sunday you are able to take solace in your faith and family, even if remotely,’ Ivanka wrote in a separate tweet as a message to Americans.
‘Join me in praying for protection of those on the frontlines battling COVID-19 & everyone, globally, who is hurting right now,’ she continued.
The president shared an Easter message earlier in the day, posting a less than one-minute video where he urged Americans to ‘bring the family together’ for the celebration – despite social-distancing guidelines.
‘We’ll be back together in churches right next to each other. Celebrate. Bring the family together like no other. We have a lot to be thankful for,’ he said in the video.