WATCH LIVE: Trump Speaks at White House Easter Egg Roll


President Donald Trump will deliver remarks Monday to commemorate the 140th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

The tradition, which dates back to 1878, was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes — who opened the White House to children for Easter egg rolling on the Monday after the holiday.

President Trump put his own spin on the event in 2017 — turning it into something of a campaign rally despite the fact that he was speaking to an audience of predominantly children.

“We will be stronger and bigger and better as a nation than ever before — we’re right on track,” Trump said, standing feet away from the Easter Bunny. “You see what’s happening, and we are right on track.”

Trump has been active on Twitter Monday morning, so it is entirely possible that the normally non-partisan event could once again veer into the political realm.

The president’s speech is slated to begin at 10:30 a.m. ET. Watch above, via NBC News.

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