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Donald Trump Just Claimed That a Kid at the White House Easter Egg Roll Told Him to 'Keep Building That Wall'

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At the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, President Donald Trump claimed that a child encouraged him to continue pushing for a border wall with Mexico.

Trump was mingling and coloring cards for the troops with some kids when he said that a young man told him to "keep building that wall.”


Trump told reporters on the South Lawn:

"Here’s a young guy who said, ‘Keep building that wall.’ Can you believe that? He’s going to be a conservative someday!”

Watch Trump tout the exchange below:

“I will. Oh, it’s happening. It’s being built now,” Trump replied, overheard by the Boston Globe's Liz Goodwin. The wall as Trump envisions it is not being built," and his response seems more like a defense than an affirmation.

Given Trump's knack for distorting details of events, people have their doubts.

Has Trump found his next Cabinet member?

Trump's talking points never change, no matter the audience.

Even with kids on Easter Monday.

In a speech kicking off the event, Trump boasted about his administration's accomplishments, including bragging about how big the military has gotten under his regime.

“Our country is doing fantastically well,” Trump said. “Probably the best it’s ever done economically. We’re setting records on stock markets. We’re setting records with jobs."

“Regulations, low taxes, our country has never done better,” he continued. “And do we love our military? Our military is literally being completely rebuilt. We are completely rebuilding our military. It was very depleted, as you know.”

Very on brand.

Young people deserve better.

Everything is about Trump.

Class act, our 45th president is.