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In A Past Life, Sean Spicer Was The Easter Bunny

Spicer, what big ears you have!

A decade ago, in a somewhat gentler time, Donald Trump was a reality TV star who supported Hillary Clinton. George W. Bush was president. And Sean Spicer was the Easter Bunny. 

Look out behind you, George!!
Look out behind you, George!!

The White House press secretary’s former starring turn at the White House Easter Egg Roll is not a carefully guarded secret.

Politico interviewed him about it in 2008, the second year he donned the large rabbit suit, and he talked with The Washington Post about the experience in 2013. 

This week, photos of bunnies that may be Spicer terrorizing children posing for photo-ops have been recirculating online ― because, face it, we need this right now.

As the Post noted, more than one person may play the Easter Bunny during a given year’s Easter Egg Roll, so it’s difficult to determine if any particular photo shows Spicer or another volunteer. We’ll let you use your imagination below.

President George W. Bush, first lady Laura Bush and the Easter Bunny welcome guests to the annual Easter Egg Roll on Mar
President George W. Bush, first lady Laura Bush and the Easter Bunny welcome guests to the annual Easter Egg Roll on March 24, 2008.

It’s pretty common for administration officials to play the big bun. At the time of his cottontail stint, Spicer was assistant U.S. trade representative for media and public affairs.

Spicer didn’t offer Politico a lot of juicy insight from inside the suit. He noted that it was really, really hot in there. And the visibility was so bad that he could barely see the kids. Apparently the Easter Bunny’s large glasses are for style only.

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White House Easter Egg Roll 2008
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