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Russell Simmons visited the White House and came face to face with Barack Obama after writing his passionate letter to the President urging him to pay attention to the growing number of Americans entering poverty.

Russell, Ming Lee, Aoki Lee, Kenzo, Kimora and Djimon Hounsou all spent Easter touring the West Wing of the White House and participating in the annual Easter Egg Roll.

Russell was given a tour of the Oval Office and noticed that Obama has quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King etched into the carpet. Also on display was the classic painting from William Tolman Carlton called “Watch Meeting Dec. 31st 1862, Waiting for the Hour,” which depicts many slaves waiting for the exact moment slavery was abolished.

It was a memorable day for the Simmons family, with Kimora tweeting, “What an Easter! On the way to the White House with the whole family…”

While everyone was enjoying themselves, one reporter asked Russell Simmons why he would attend the Easter Egg Roll after writing such a passionate letter to Obama regarding the lack of Obama’s poverty initiatives. Uncle Rush responded by saying, “The letter was meant to support the President in doing the things that we all care so deeply about and I have been proud of his work so far.”

Great supporters tell the truth and sometimes the most important truth comes from your strongest supporters.

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Russell Simmons, Ming Lee, Aoki Lee, Kenzo Lee, Djimon Hounsou, Kimora Lee Simmons at the White House for Easter.

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Russell Simmons and Djimon Hounsou along with their daughters Ming and Aoki Lee at the White House.

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The Presidential seal outside the entrance to the West Wing.

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Russell Simmons tweets “Princesses.”

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Barack Obama and Michelle Obama reading to the kids for Easter.

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 Kimora Lee Simmons along with her family.