US First Lady Melania Trump has reminded President Donald Trump to put his hand over his heart during the National Anthem.
Melania Trump, who was standing next to the president along with their son Barron during the annual White House Easter egg roll on Monday, had to nudge her husband to cross his hand over his heart as a military band and singer launched into the anthem.
They were standing on the White House balcony facing the south lawn where several thousand families and children were waiting for the festivities to start.
The first lady and her son covered their hearts at the beginning of "The Star-Spangled Banner," but Trump lifted his hand a few seconds later.
The delay was captured on camera prompting some to leave messages on social media.
“In fairness to Trump, it wasn't the Russian national anthem,” read one tweeted message.
“Trump reminded by Melania to raise his hand for National Anthem & Flag. It shows how much he cares about Flag & Country,” read another message.
The event has been traditionally arranged by US first ladies since 1878.
During an address to the crowd ahead of the roll, Trump said the US will be “stronger and bigger and better” than before during his presidency.
The president also drew attention on social media for another incident Monday after he signed someone’s hat but then threw it back into the crowd instead of giving it to the owner.