It’s a funny business being a White House aide-de-camp.
One day you are charged with carrying the president’s “nuclear football,” the sturdy briefcase carrying all the codes and information he needs to authorize a strike when he is away from the White House. The next you are dressed as the Easter Bunny.
On Friday, Lt. Col. Brandon Westling, an Air Force aide to the president, was spotted walking to Marine One carrying the 45-pound briefcase that accompanies President Joe Biden wherever he travels.
On Easter Monday, the White House said he was carrying out a rather different duty as the Easter Bunny.
“Thank you for joining us today,” Biden said on the balcony of the White House South Portico as he introduced his fluffy sidekick, kitted out with a mask as required by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. “We have a special guest you can see to my left here.”