Watch live stream video — and, later, replay of highlights of the 2018 White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 2. The 140th annual celebration starts at 7:30 a.m. ET at the White House South Lawn. It’s hosted by President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with more than 20,000 participants from around the U.S. who were chosen by lottery.
President Trump will deliver remarks at 10:30 a.m. EDT. You can see the full program of special events in real time via the embedded video player below. Replay video and transcript will be added later as soon as available.
UPDATE: Full replay video and transcript of President Trump’s remarks have been added below.
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Remarks by President Trump at the 2018 White House Easter Egg Roll
Issued on: April 2, 2018
10:42 A.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: I wish I had that voice. He was fantastic. Thank you very much.
Well, welcome to the 2018 White House Easter Egg Roll. So many people. You know, it was supposed to be pouring, the weather. It was supposed to be very rainy and nasty and cold and windy. And look what we have: perfect weather. Perfect weather. Beautiful weather.
Thank you all for being here, folks. Thank you all. I want to really thank the First Lady, Melania, who has done an incredible job. She worked so hard on this event, and I so want to thank you. (Applause.) That’s beautiful.
Also, I want to thank the White House Historical Association and all of the people that work so hard with Melania, with everybody, to keep this incredible house or building, or whatever you want to call it — because there really is no name for it; it is special — and we keep it in tip-top shape. We call it sometimes tippy-top shape. And it’s a great, great place.
It’s an honor to have everybody. On behalf of the Trump family, many of whom are with us right here in the audience, I just want to thank you. This is a special year. Our country is doing great. You look at the economy; you look at what’s happening. 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.
Our military is now at a level — will soon be at a level that it’s never been before. It’s a — you see what’s happening, and 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 band, unbelievable. I love you people. I hear them a lot. They’re as talented as anybody and any players anywhere. So thank you very much.
And now, I’m going to come down, and we’re going to watch this roll. Thank you, all. And have a great time. Thank you. Happy Easter. Thank you very much. (Applause.)
10:44 A.M. EDT
The live stream video for each event is posted below. The first event will begin at 7:30 a.m. EDT. Use World Clock to find the equivalent in your own time zone on Monday, April 2 or Tuesday, April 3 accordingly.
7:30 AM EDT
White House Easter Egg Roll: Truman Balcony
7:30 AM EDT
White House Easter Egg Roll: Bunny Hop Stage
7:30 AM EDT
White House Easter Egg Roll: Reading Nook
Via the White House:
On Monday, April 2, 2018, First Lady Melania Trump will host the 140th annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House. The White House Easter Egg Roll is a timeless tradition that dates back to 1878 under the Administration of President Rutherford B. Hayes.
President Donald J. Trump and the First Lady are honored to continue the traditions of the past while weaving new traditions into the fabric of our Nation.
For the lucky winners of a public lottery held in February, Easter Monday at the White House will be a day filled with family activities. The First Lady welcomed more than 21,000 guests to last year’s event, and waves of visitors will begin arriving at 7:30 a.m. on April 2 for a bright-and-early start to this year’s festivities.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) April 1, 2018
Photo credit: Easter egg roll on the lawn of the White House, ca. 1905 via DCPL Commons
Top photo credit: screenshot via White House YouTube
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