We Are All the Easter Bunny

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Are we having fun yet? Photo by Leah Mills/Reuters

As might be expected, Monday's annual White House Easter Egg Roll - a day late because yes GOLF! - was David-Lynch-level bizarro. Before thousands of small children innocent gathered to push an egg with a spoon, Trump lied about the gloomy weather; gave a bewildering speech boasting about our military strength - "Our military is at a level where it has never been before. Just think of $700 billion because that is all going into our military this year!” - and bragging "we have never had an economy like we have right now and we'll make it bigger and better and stronger” though actually we're not; said the White House, "this incredible house or building or whatever you want to call it - because there really is no name for it...and we keep it in tip-top shape. We call it sometimes tippy-top shape" - and no, you're right, that's not a sentence; and, while ostensibly writing letters to service members with "children," blasted Democrats on DACA, which he seems not to understand, with, “Now people are taking advantage of DACA and that’s a shame. It should have never happened," to which we say, taking the long, dark view of all that has come before and lies ahead, Tell us about it. The perfect apparition for the day was a gonzo, horrified-looking Easter Bunny, mouth agape with a perpetually WTF expression. He/she prompted many to speculate about who was in there - Sessions, Bolton, Scaramucci, Spicer with a temp gig? - to terrifyingly observe that Trump "is the first President who actually makes the White House Easter Egg Roll bunny not look like a madman," and to agree, "We are all the Easter Bunny."

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Or now? AP photos

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