Trump Promises ‘Young Man’ He’ll ‘Keep Building That Wall’ as He and FLOTUS Kick Off WH Easter Egg Roll

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During Monday’s annual White House Easter Egg Roll, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump interacted with guests, including one young Trump supporter who was interested in hearing about the president’s proposed wall along the southern border.

According to a reporter present, the boy told President Trump that he supported the wall. The president then shared the exchange and claimed the boy was a young conservative.

“I will. Oh, It’s happening. It’s being built now,” Trump said to the child. Then speaking to reporters he added, “Here’s a young guy who said, ‘Keep building that wall.’ Can you believe that? He’s going to be a conservative someday!”

During Trump’s address kicking off the event, he commented on the day and shared that it was the 141st year of the event.

“This is a beautiful day. Welcome to the 2019 White House Easter Egg Roll, 141 years that we’ve been doing this, I don’t remember the first one, but for the last three years we’ve had an awfully good time.”

He also wished the crowd a “very happy Easter” and noted how the United States is doing “very well, probably the best it’s ever done economically.”

Watch his address below:

The president didn’t forget to thank the first lady for her work on the event, which featured her “Be Best” initiative.

“I have to thank our First Lady, she worked so hard on this event, and without her, it would not be like it is,” said Trump. “It’s as beautiful as I’ve ever seen it. So Melania, thank you very much, you did a fantastic job. Thank you, honey.”

Watch the First Lady write letters to the military below:

The egg farmers who provided the eggs for the event were also given a shout-out during Trump’s speech:

“A group of people that do a wonderful job, I love them, I know they like me too. The egg farmers of this country. They brought thousands and thousands of eggs, I don’t know if you can use them all, but I have a feeling with these young, very ambitious children, they’re gonna find a reason and they’ll be gone.”

Here are more pictures and videos of the event:

The event has been a White House tradition since 1878 and traditionally been planned by the first lady, and each is allowed to add their own style to the event.

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Phyllis Softa
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Kudos to Melania for the lovely Easter Egg Hunt. The children’s letter writing to the military was an exceptionally thoughtful gesture to incorporate in the event.

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