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:
President Trump at Easter Egg Roll: "There's a young guy, just said, 'keeping building that wall.' Do you believe t… https://t.co/M8RcnVsrdF— The Hill (@The Hill)1555958700.0
“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.
Trump's full response to a child at the Easter egg roll on building the wall: "I will. Oh It’s happening. It’s bein… https://t.co/kz6Zv3H33B— Liz Goodwin (@Liz Goodwin)1555949016.0
Given Trump's knack for distorting details of events, people have their doubts.
@johnlundin @AngelinaSnow007 Yeah I bet he did. Lying trump using a child as a prop. I just give up on how low this man can go 😳— sissy goodrum (@sissy goodrum)1555958830.0
@johnlundin @JonTheCaptive Oh, okay - I thought Fox News told him he had to do it - after coming up with it from hi… https://t.co/spBUnVCEPe— Pernicious Times (@Pernicious Times)1555956732.0
@johnlundin The president says anything— Cote Andre (@Cote Andre)1555949646.0
@johnlundin So now he’s listening to kids to get his agenda across?— Andrew Zajac (@Andrew Zajac)1555952428.0
Has Trump found his next Cabinet member?
@johnlundin 🐄 So Trump's stopped taking orders from Putin and now's taking them from random kids? 🐄.— 🐮 Devin Nunes' Mad Corruption Skillz 🐮 (@🐮 Devin Nunes' Mad Corruption Skillz 🐮)1555964746.0
@johnlundin When trump’s mouth is open he spews lies. It’s just part of his nature.— Lena Dena (@Lena Dena)1555959361.0
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.
@thehill Despicable— Mary Moynahan (@Mary Moynahan)1555955484.0
@thehill "FINALLY! Someone who gets me" - Donald J. Trump— Supply Side Gaslighting (@Supply Side Gaslighting)1555955388.0
@thehill And without hesitation trump lied to the kid.— Paige Ream (@Paige Ream)1555955645.0
Young people deserve better.
@thehill The kids likely had more nuanced positions.— Canuckistani ن (@Canuckistani ن)1555955406.0
@thehill How about talking about bunnies or the holiday or the nice weather or school? Why is it ALWAYS the wall? Especially to these kids?— Cheryl Waixel Kaften (@Cheryl Waixel Kaften)1555955488.0
@thehill Parents should really be ashamed of themselves for even taking their kids to this event— D Sherer 🇨🇦 (@D Sherer 🇨🇦)1555962922.0
Everything is about Trump.
@thehill Nothing celebrates the day of resurrection like rolling Easter eggs and hating Mexicans.— Compa Chato (@Compa Chato)1555959947.0
@thehill So presidential..POS— Russianasshat (@Russianasshat)1555956926.0
@thehill Can't the man just say Happy Easter and be done with it. Is everything a f***ing campaign rally?— Gini Kramer (@Gini Kramer)1555955723.0
Class act, our 45th president is.