A White House staff member dressed as the Easter Bunny paid a visit to the White House meeting room Monday as press secretary. Jen psakiJen PsakiUK To Test Coronavirus Passport Use At Upcoming Big Meetings Once Secret Guantanamo Bay Unit Closed By US Buttigieg Says Infrastructure Plan Will Reduce Deficit ‘By Year 16’ MORE he was wrapping up a regular afternoon briefing with reporters.
The life-size bunny, wearing a mask to reflect the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, walked to the front of the meeting room and distributed 2021 Easter eggs and candy to journalists.
The Easter Bunny also made an appearance at an event Monday afternoon during which President BidenJoe BidenBiden should look to ‘Ostpolitik’ to negotiate with autocrats The Hill’s Morning Report: Biden’s infrastructure plan sparks definition debate The memo: Biden’s bet on taxes MORE made comments marking the Easter holiday in lieu of the traditional White House Easter egg roll, which was canceled for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We have a special guest. I will say that we know this is one of the events where people can bring their children, family, friends, ”said Psaki as the Easter Bunny walked to the podium at the end of the briefing. “It’s not exactly the same. We will do a big one next year, but we still wanted to have a visitor and some special commemorative Easter eggs for all of you from the president and the first lady. “
Easter bunny in the meeting room! pic.twitter.com/vBRj2WNXb1
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The White House eggs given to reporters were multi-colored and decorated with a picture of a rabbit with a mask on the front and the signatures of Biden and the first lady. Jill bidenJill Biden The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden’s infrastructure plan sparks debate over definition Obama wishes Americans a ‘safe and happy Easter’ Bidens wishes Americans a happy Easter break MORE in the back.
Meghan Hays, the White House’s director of message planning, later tweeted a photo of herself in the bunny costume and without the head part, revealing that she was playing the role of the Easter Bunny.
“Is this what you mean when you say ‘other assigned tasks’?” Hays joked.
– Meghan Hays (@ MegHays46) April 5, 2021
Psaki was asked on Monday if the costume was the same as the one previously worn by the former President TrumpDonald Trump Biden should look to ‘Ostpolitik’ to negotiate with autocrats The memo: Biden’s bet on taxes Why some Republicans think vaccine passports will backfire on Democrats MOREpress secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerJason Miller, Andrew Giuliani join Newsmax as contributors Newsmax adds Andrew Giuliani as contributor Psaki indicates open to reviving ‘Skype seats’ amid pandemic MORE during his time in the George W. Bush administration. Images of Spicer in the outfit resurfaced in 2017 and became part of the then-Trump staff member’s “Saturday Night Live” impression.
“It doesn’t look similar, but we’ll have to verify it for you,” Psaki replied. “Different tabs”.
The White House later confirmed that the suit Spicer wore was different from the one Hays wore on Monday.
—Updated at 3:30 pm