The White House revealed Monday who was behind the famous — if slightly terrifying — Easter bunny, and it wasn’t former Trump spokesman Sean Spicer.
As children gathered on the south lawn of the White House Monday to participate in the 139-year-old tradition, journalists and other social media observers quickly began to wonder who might be looming behind the furry face and tall ears.
Twitter was abuzz with guesses:
Bolton. The stache is a tell.
— J. Spider Hunter (@Spider_Hunter) April 2, 2018
please let it be sessions
— justin jacoby smith (@hoosteen) April 2, 2018
The Mooch will do anything to get back there, won't he?
— Jon Maas (@jondmaas) April 2, 2018
One person even guessed it might by the very Trump-friendly Fox News host Sean Hannity:
— Chris Keppler (@chris_keppler) April 2, 2018
But it was none of those people — not even Spicer:
Sean Spicer's humble beginnings as the White House Easter Bunny pic.twitter.com/sczyX8QJVq
— jordan (@JordanUhl) March 3, 2017
Instead, the White House turned to the military for an assist.
This year, Commander Richard I. Lawlor of the U.S. Navy donned the Easter bunny costume, complete with rimmed glasses, blue eyes, and purple eye shadow.
Maybe one day Spicer will make an encore appearance.