Sean Spicer’s rise as press secretary comes from humble beginnings: He was once the White House’s Easter bunny.
During George W. Bush’s administration, Spicer served as assistant U.S. trade representative for media and public affairs. He also volunteered as a White House bunny several times throughout the Bush years. It’s something he is proud of, and has shared on his official GOP biography.
As Easter is only a few days away, the Trump administration is getting ready for its first traditional White House Easter Egg Roll. It’s long been a White House tradition since President Hayes opened the lawn to children in 1878. In 1969, the Nixon administration introduced the first official White House bunny.
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Spicer told Politico his role as a bunny was something he enjoyed.
“Kids love the Easter bunny. There is something real special about seeing all the families on the White House lawn… every child is special on this day. Most children are so excited to see the bunny that they are on their best behavior. I really get a kick out of the ones that thank the bunny for their basket or a gift they got on Easter,” he said.
No word yet on whether he’ll be dusting off the bunny costume anytime soon under President Trump.