Watch: Trump delivers 'surreal' address to lawn full of Easter egg-hunting children
Speaking to children and families from the balcony at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, President Donald Trump delivered a truly bizarre address, touting his own popularity with the nation’s egg producers and bragging about his handling of the economy at an event for people not yet old enough to recite the alphabet without assistance.
“This is 141 years that we’ve been doing this. I don’t remember the first one,” said Trump, who hadn’t yet been born in 1878.
With First Lady Melania Trump by his side, ramrod straight and expressionless, the president went on to thank the White House Historical Association and the Marine Corps Band, but had special praise for “a group of people that do a wonderful job.”
“I love them, I know they like me, too,” said the president ratcheting up the excitement. “It’s the egg farmers of this country, the egg farmers. And 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 going to find a reason.”
“Maybe most importantly, I want to wish everybody a very happy Easter,” Trump said, celebrating one of the most holy days in the Christian religion -the resurrection of Jesus Christ- by touting his handling of the economy. “Our country is doing fantastically well. Probably the best its ever done economically. We’re setting records on stock markets, we’re setting records with jobs, and unemployment numbers are the lowest they’ve ever been.”
“And do we love our military? Our military’s building, is literally being completely rebuilt,” Trump continued, commemorating Easter with boasts about the nation’s ability to prosecute wars against its enemies. “All with great product, the best product in the world, and you know where it’s made? In the USA.”
“So, again, happy Easter,” the president said. “Enjoy yourselves, and I’m coming down right now to be with you.”
“Well, there you have it,” deadpanned MSNBC’s Craig Melvin as cameras cut back to the studio. “The whole scene actually a bit surreal.”
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