Huh, it's almost as if the Trump White House is incapable of organizing, you know, anything at all. https://t.co/0a3BQeEjOa
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) April 11, 2017
Old standard: That guy could screw up a two-car funeral if you spotted him the hearse.
Trump standard: That guy could screw up the Easter Egg Roll if you spotted him a legion of parents, fans, and local-color media-droids eager to help out.
The Grey Lady takes the Wider View [warning: autoplay]:
…By that time, the ovoid uncertainty had raised a question perhaps not as consequential as investigations into Russian interference in the presidential election, a legally dubious travel ban and a collapsed health care bill, but no less a window into the inner workings of the Trump administration: Could this White House, plagued by slow hiring and lacking an on-site first lady, manage to pull off the largest, most elaborate and most heavily scrutinized public event of the year?
“It’s the single most high-profile event that takes place at the White House each year, and the White House and the first lady are judged on how well they put it on,” said Melinda Bates, who organized eight years of Easter Egg Rolls as director of the White House Visitors Office under President Bill Clinton. “I’m really concerned for the Trump people, because they have failed to fill some really vital posts, and this thing is all hands on deck.”…
— Raw Story (@RawStory) April 11, 2017
The Washington Post, as the local paper, is more in the lack-of-constituent service mode. If it’s true that no big-city mayor can successfully recover from a failure to keep the streets plowed or the garbage picked up, the Trump Mis-Administration has lost whatever part of the Beltway vote it might’ve retained. “How Trump turned a White House Easter Egg Roll devotee into a political activist“:
… Before Trump, Rebetsky was known as the colorful chair of the English department at Linganore High School in Frederick, Md., whose only involvement with the White House was a mild obsession with the annual White House Easter Egg Roll — the largest annual public event at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., with 35,000 people attending last year.
She has almost two dozen commemorative White House Easter eggs on display in her Sykesville, Md., kitchen. You can touch anything in her Easter egg collection. Just not the White House ones.
When March came around, the time folks usually start making their Easter Egg Roll plans, the White House had yet to announce it was holding the event. The folks who make those commemorative eggs began egging on the administration over Twitter, begging it to submit its plans. They even began to worry that Trump wasn’t going to hold the annual event.
Rebetsky looked at the egg collection, wondering if there would be a 2017 egg. And that was the first time she realized she would have political feelings about a Trump egg. Would she even want one this year?
That gave her an idea. What if she made an alternative egg? And her life as the alt-egg lady began…
So she talked to a marketing guy the family knows. Her heart was pounding in her chest when she called him with her scheme: What if she sold an alternative Easter egg to raise funds specifically for PBS and the National Endowment for the Arts, two organizations on Trump’s budgetary chopping block?…
There’s a big photo of Rebetsky’s eggs at the link. Frankly, they’re a lot classier than what seems to be the Trump-ficial version:
— WH Easter Egg Roll (@wheastereggroll) March 28, 2017
Forget those silly pastel/rainbow colors of White House Easter Egg Rolls past; Trump's Easter eggs will be GOLD https://t.co/G3eeHmutnJ
— Julie Davis (@juliehdavis) March 28, 2017
— Schooley (@Rschooley) April 11, 2017