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White House tours resumed on Tuesday, and the first groups of visitors were surprised by none other than President Trump himself.

A video of a screaming crowd and an adoring little boy meeting the president in person was shared by mid-morning.

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First Lady Melania Trump said in a February press release:

“I am excited to reopen the White House to the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come each year.  The White House is a remarkable and historic site and we are excited to share its beauty and history.  I am committed to the restoration and preservation of our Nation’s most recognizable landmark.”


The initial delay in public tours was the result of positions in the White House Visitors Office not being immediately filled following Trump’s inauguration. The White House Visitors Office oversees activities such as White House tours, the Easter Egg Roll, and the National Christmas Tree festivities.

Those wishing to learn about the White House tours can find more information here.

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