During the first tour of the white house since the inauguration, President Trump made a surprise appearance for the tour group, the Dailymail reports.
The video of the surprise, which can be seen here, shows the President coming out from behind a paneled off section of the hall way. The tour group was currently admiring a nearby painting of Hillary Clinton.
When Trump appeared, the group, which was full of mostly school children, burst into cheers. “Work hard everybody. Work hard” Trump said to the children.
Trump motioned for some of the children to come pose with him and 10-year-old Jack Cornish, of Birmingham, Alabama, ran over to pose with the president. Jack would look up and smile at Trump, as if he had just met his idol.
“I am excited to reopen the White House to the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come each year,” Mrs. Trump said in a statement. “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.”
ABC news reports:
The White House said in a statement that public tours can be requested through congressional officials. The 45-minute self-guided tours are available for several hours Tuesday through Saturday.
Several people in the tour group that the president surprised told a pool reporter present that they had requested tickets in December from their congressional offices and found out last week that they had been given tickets.