The Easter Bunny makes a surprise visit to the White House

With the traditional Easter Egg Roll canceled for 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, one of the White House Easter bunnies jumped into the Brady press conference room on Monday.

Reporters had no hard-hitting questions for the costumed human, who declined to comment on anything substantial. However, the rabbit pointed the finger at reporters in a pantomime of a briefing for photographers.

This year would have marked the 143rd year of the Easter egg scroll tradition, which began in 1878.

The White House said more than 30,000 tickets are normally distributed for the event designed for families with children 13 and under.

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were accompanied by Lt. Col. Brandon Westling, a US Air Force military aide, who was dressed from head to toe as the Easter Bunny wearing a large mask of color brown at a previous event Monday on the balcony of the Blue Room in the White House.

The White House later said there were indeed longer eyelashes on the rabbit that visited the briefing room, confirming that there were two bunny costumes. The White House also said former Trump administration press secretary Sean Spicer was wearing a different costume than the bunny who visited the press conference room.

Alicia R. Rucker