Melania Trump reads to children, President Trump touts the economy at White House Easter Egg Roll

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hosted families at the White House on Monday for the 140th Easter Egg Roll.

President Trump addressed attendees from the Truman Balcony with Melania and son, Barron, at his side before the full family joined White House staffers, Cabinet members and children alike as they took part in the morning's festivities.

"On behalf of the Trump family, many of whom are with us right here in the audience, I just want to thank you.  This is a special year," Trump said. "Our country is doing great. You look at the economy; you look at what's happening. Nothing is ever easy, but we have never had an economy like we have right now. And we're going to make it bigger and better and stronger."

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President Trump and the first family host the White House Easter Egg Roll
Donald Trump Jr stands near his estranged wife Vanessa, who recently filed for divorce, as they attend the annual White House Easter Egg Roll with their children on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly holds a young girl in his arms during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump raises the arm of the Easter Bunny as they appear together on the South Portico of the White House as the annual White House Easter Egg Roll is held on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Skye Kennedy (C), 5, Seamus Menefee (L), 7, and Jack Kennedy, 8, participate in the egg roll during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump appears on the South Portico of the White House with the Easter Bunny standing behind him as the annual White House Easter Egg Roll is held on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the crowd from the South Portico of the White House with first lady Melania Trump and the Easter Bunny at his sides as the annual White House Easter Egg Roll is held on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
U.S. President Donald Trump kisses first lady Melania Trump among children gathered for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Children and U.S. first lady Melania Trump stand up after she read Sandra Boynton's book "You!" to children gathered for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
U.S. first lady Melania Trump reads a book to children gathered for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump blow whistles for children gathered for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll as they stand with his daughter Tiffany and their son Barron on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump greets children during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Donald Trump Jr attends the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
US President Donald Trump holds up a drawing as he colors with children during Easter celebrations at the White House in Washington DC on April 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump's daughter Tiffany Trump attends the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he stands among children gathered for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Barron Trump attends the annual White House Easter Egg Roll event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Barron Trump attends the annual White House Easter Egg Roll event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
White House chief of Staff John Kelly, holds a young girl, during Easter celebrations at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump, center right, and First Lady Melania Trump attend the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, April 2, 2018. Trump and Melania hosted the 140th Easter Egg Roll at the White House Monday, this after Trump spent Easter Sunday tweeting about ending the Obama-era DACA deal and pulling out of NAFTA if Mexico does not increase security at the border. Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Eric Trump, son of U.S. President Donald Trump and executive vice president of Trump Organization Inc., holds his son during the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, April 2, 2018. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted the 140th Easter Egg Roll at the White House Monday, this after Trump spent Easter Sunday tweeting about ending the Obama-era DACA deal and pulling out of NAFTA if Mexico does not increase security at the border. Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images
US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry takes of a photo of the Easter egg roll during Easter celebrations at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Donald Trump Jr., son of U.S. President Donald Trump and executive vice president of development and acquisitions with the Trump Organization Inc., helps his daughter roll an egg during the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, April 2, 2018. President Trump and First Lady Melania hosted the 140th Easter Egg Roll at the White House Monday, this after Trump spent Easter Sunday tweeting about ending the Obama-era DACA deal and pulling out of NAFTA if Mexico does not increase security at the border. Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Pool via Bloomberg
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump hold a "Thank You!" banner at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Vanessa Trump, wife of Donald Trump Jr., attends the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, April 2, 2018. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania hosted the 140th Easter Egg Roll at the White House Monday, this after Trump spent Easter Sunday tweeting about ending the Obama-era DACA deal and pulling out of NAFTA if Mexico does not increase security at the border. Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Pool via Bloomberg
U.S. President Donald Trump, center, sits with children reading Easter cards from members of the military during the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, April 2, 2018. Trump and First Lady Melania hosted the 140th Easter Egg Roll at the White House Monday, this after Trump spent Easter Sunday tweeting about ending the Obama-era DACA deal and pulling out of NAFTA if Mexico does not increase security at the border. Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Pool via Bloomberg
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump waves during the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, April 2, 2018. President Donald Trump and Melania hosted the 140th Easter Egg Roll at the White House Monday, this after Trump spent Easter Sunday tweeting about ending the Obama-era DACA deal and pulling out of NAFTA if Mexico does not increase security at the border. Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Pool via Bloomberg
US President Donald Trump kisses First Lady Melania Trump during the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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Children Tiffany Trump, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. could be seen at the event on Monday. Donald Trump Jr.'s wife, Vanessa, was also notably present following their high-profile divorce filing.

The first lady again read to children at the Easter Egg Roll this year while dressed in a baby blue outfit. Betsy DeVos, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Dan Coats were also scheduled to read to children on Monday.

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