President Donald Trump kicked off the annual Easter egg roll at the White House Monday by touting his record on the economy and the strength of the U.S. military.
“This is a special year. Our country is doing great. You look at the economy, you look at what’s happening — nothing’s 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,” Trump said.
He continued, “Our military is now at a level, will soon be at a level it has never been before. It is — you see what’s happening. You see what’s happening with funding, the funding of our military was so important and so many military people are with us today. So just think of $700 billion, because that’s all going into our military this year. So I want to thank you all for being here.”
The event is put on by first lady Melania Trump and is the 140th such event held on the White House grounds since the Rutherford B. Hayes administration in the late 1800s.