President Trump loves gold, but not so much that he personally changed the aesthetic of the Easter Egg Roll to suit his preferences.
Sigh. Some weird stories come across this desk. Okay, let’s do this:
A New York Times reporter claimed falsely this week that Trump had done away with the usual Easter Egg Roll colors, and opted instead for his favorite metallic shade of yellow.
“Forget those silly pastel/rainbow colors of White House Easter Egg Rolls past,” she wrote. “Trump’s Easter Eggs will be GOLD.”
She linked to a separate tweet from an account called “WH Easter Egg Roll”:
The account did indeed show that there will be gold Easter eggs this year, but this isn’t a first for the White House. Previous administrations, including that of Barack Obama, have done this.
The same Times report corrected herself later after it was brought to her attention that this is not, in fact, the first White House to do this.
“Appears my memory of Easter Egg Rolls past was wrong. Seems Obamas had a golden egg too – not a Trump innovation,” she said on social media.
Now you know. Mystery solved.
This post originally appeared on Washington Examiner