Trump’s address was his way of commemorating the 140th annual White House Easter Egg Roll – a tradition that dates back to 1878.
“This is a special year. Our country is doing great. You look at the economy; you look at what’s happening,” Trump told the large gathering of children standing below him on the White House lawn.
“Nothing is ever easy but we have never had an economy like we have right now. And we’re going to make it bigger and better and stronger,” he beamed.
Trump also took the moment to assure egg-rollers and their parents, “Our military is now at a level, will soon be at a level, that it’s never been before.
“You see what’s happening..with funding,” Trump continued. “The funding of our military was so important, and so many military people are with us today.”
“So just think of $700B, because that’s all going into our military this year,” Trump told egg-rollers, and viewers watching the televised event.
Trump thanked First Lady Melania Trump for putting together the event, and for keeping “this incredible house, or building – or whatever you want to call it , because there really is no name for it, it is special. We keep it in top top shape.”
“We sometimes call it ‘Tippy-Top Shape,” Trump said in a nod to the kiddies in the crowd, and the Easter Bunny standing at his side.
“It’s a great, great place.”