Since Inauguration Day, the White House has been closed to visitors wishing to tour the 217-year-old house. With logistics and staffing problems finally solved, the first group was able to enter on Tuesday.
While walking through the historic building, the group received an amazing surprise. President Trump surprised the students when he came out from behind some French screens. The president was welcomed with a warm applause from the tourists, many of whom were students from Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham, Alabama.
Ironically, the president walked right under a White House portrait of former First Lady Hillary Clinton. While he stood under the portrait, Trump gestured for 10-year-old Jack Cornish to join him for a photo. As the young boy approached, President Trump gave him a hug and patted him on the shoulders. As he sent the young boy back, he gave the kids a bit of encouragement:
“Work hard, everybody, work hard.”
The White House first opened its doors to tourists in 1993 when former President Clinton first moved into the White House. During their time in office, the presidential couple welcomed over 1,000 visitors to the historic home.
With the amount of press President Trump is getting, we wouldn’t be surprised if he had millions come through those doors.
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Credit: CBS News