Tue Apr 18, 2017 08:08AM
Barron Trump (L), US First Lady Melania Trump and US President Donald Trump listen to the US national anthem during the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)
Barron Trump (L), US First Lady Melania Trump and US President Donald Trump listen to the US national anthem during the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)
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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.

Screen images of Trump tossing a hat at White House Easter egg roll, on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Photo via Twitter)

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.