Sean Spicer’s Fall From Grace as the White House Easter Bunny

Press secretary wasn't Sean Spicer's first White House job. Long before he was the lead sh*t storm manager, he took on the role of the Easter Bunny.

Yep! During George W. Bush's presidency, Spicer entertained children at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. (He was also assistant United States trade representative for media and public affairs in the Bush administration. But that's boring.)

History Behind the White House Easter Bunny

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Former first lady Pat Nixon first introduced the White House Easter Bunny in 1968, and since then, several administration officials have done the honors of donning the bunny suit.

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama both participated in the tradition, reading stories and playing games with children on the South Lawn of the White House.

During Obama's first year in office, an Internet lottery for tickets was held so that children from around the country could attend the event. More than 4,000 schoolchildren took part in the celebration.


The White House Easter Egg Roll has been held every Monday after Easter on the South Lawn except during World War I and World War II, when it was held at other locations.

Former first lady Dolly Madison organized the first Easter Egg Roll sometime during the presidency of her husband, James Madison, in the early 19th century.