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


Location: Washington, DC

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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