Melania Trump announced on Monday that the White House Easter Egg Roll has been canceled.
The cancellation follows days of her husband Donald Trump calling news coverage of the coronavirus a “hoax.”
From the White House Easter Egg Roll announcement:
2020 Easter Egg Roll Update
Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with the National Emergency Declaration concerning the COVID-19, the Office of the First Lady is announcing that this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll has been canceled.
“The health and safety of all Americans must be the first priority, especially right now,” said First Lady Melania Trump. “I deeply regret this cancellation, but we need to make difficult decisions in the short-term to ensure a healthy country for the long-term. During this time, I encourage everyone to listen to state and local officials, and follow CDC guidelines in order to help protect the health and well-being of everyone.”