President Participates in Take Children to Work Day Event CSPAN April 26, 2019 1:09am-1:26am EDT
>> wednesday at 10:00 eastern, attorney general william barr will testify before the senate judiciary committee on the mueller report and on thursday at 9:00 a.m. eastern, he will testify before the house judiciary committee live on c-span3, c-span.org, and listen on the free c-span radio app. [applause] >> earlier today, president trump welcome to the children of white house staff and the white house press corps to the white house in recognition of "take our daughters and sons to work day," from the south lawn, this is about 15 minutes.
[applause] young, beautiful people. there is nothing like it. so it is "take our beautiful children to work." sons and daughters, and it is a great honor to have you what the white house. you have made tours come you've been with the secret service, you've been with some of the great people including your parents, right? are your parents great people? i think some. -- i think so. if they are not, we got a big story. i want to welcome all the young people, great people, the future, to the white house. ands a very special day officially called "take our daughters and our sons to work date." correctthe politically term and we always have to be politically correct, right?
i know your parents are very proud of you. they are very, very proud and a lot of parents are here. most of them are here and i see sarah, your beautiful kids and so many. the media, i even love the media today. i see these beautiful children, products of the media. i actually like you much more than your parents. [laughter] afternoon, you had an exciting chance to look behind the scenes at the white house and see the critical work that your mom's and your dads do each year, and that is the people who work here and the people that cover it. and just anress, incredible job they do. they were very, very hard day and night. our country is doing very well. our economy is at a level that perhaps it has never been at and all over the world, they are talking about our great country and how well we are doing.
i understand you've seen my presidential limousine that is called "the beast." i guess it is one of the worlds most expensive cars, unfortunately. it is like riding in an army tank. it is something very special. you've met some of our really great heroes and you've even met our wonderful service dogs. our service dogs are incredible. the finest equipment in the world. drug detection equipment, and while i have you, never take drugs. don't drink alcohol. don't smoke. enjoy your life, ok? no drugs, no alcohol, no smoke. all right? you don't need it. you don't need it. it causes a lot of problems, so just remember that. if you learn one thing, i didn't come up here to say that what i say it.
i say it all the time to my kids. i said it from the time ivanka was a little girl. every day, i'd say ivanka, no drugs, no alcohol, no smoking. nothing. she'd say, dad. enough already. i did say it so much. i say it to you because you mean -- i mean it and your parents mean it. you've become junior rangers with the national park service, which was exciting and that makes the white house incredible because they make the white house so incredible. with our terrific presidential photographers, very talented people, you take pictures, you've seen people from all over the world, some of the great pictures they get. people.ented, talented i wish they could make me look a little better. sometimes i think they do it on purpose, actually. me pictures -- my chin
is pulled away income i look terrible. that's ok. they do it on purpose. letters ofitten thank you to the brave warriors of our united states military .or defending our american flag very special people. on behalf of the first lady and myself, and she was with you for a large part of the day, we hope that you have had a terrific time. some of you were here last year and i remember a couple of you, you have grown a lot bigger. it has been 12 months but you have grown a lot bigger. is a veryhouse special place of our nation. you look back and you see so many of the things, the jefferson memorial, the washington monument, it is really incredible. sometimes, i walk up these pads wow.ay -- paths and say there is no place like here.
you have beautiful homes, beautiful everything but there is no place like this. the white house is a place of history. 1799. that's a long time. when president xi comes from china and i say 17 nine time no -- 1799, he thinks that is a modern house. their culture is very old, 5000 years but no matter where you go, no matter the time, no matter the date, there is nothing like our great white house. are workingd dads very hard to keep our country to keepm danger and america prosperous, thriving, and strong. providing better health care and better schools to help millions of other families just like yours and they are making sure that the white house puts its best foot forward when we welcome foreign leaders on american soil. we have prime minister abe of
japan coming tomorrow. it will be a very important meeting. we will soon be having president xi from china coming. we have many leaders, ultimately all of the great leaders come here. they are reporting -- your parents, on our country and that is the white house press corps. the report. we aret you know how doing and often times, they report correctly. actually, most of the time. your parents come all the time. all the time or most of the time? all right, all of the time. i agree. for purposes of this speech, i agree, but they are and they are protecting all of your families and they are getting the word out, and they want to get the word out fairly and honestly.
are serving our entire nation and i'm sure you'll agree with me that they are doing it to make a better future for you. it is all about you. it is no longer about us. it is about you. they work so hard for you and our country works so hard for you. for the rest of your life, you "my momproud to say or my dad worked at the white house." i'm going to ask you, most of your parents are with you and i am going to ask you to look around, give them big applause and give them all a big fat kiss right now. [applause] mr. trump: isn't that nice? you are proud of them, and i am proud of them soto. i really am -- proud of them too.
i really am. it is your smiles and love of your parents after a long day's work that helps make everything here possible. it is what really makes them come back and back and back, and what makes them do a very special job, the job they do. so i want to thank you for supporting your moms and your dad's. they are special people. do we agree? they are special. say, "i love you, mom and dad." to every young person here today, thank you for coming to the white house. now i want to take a good look around because if you keep learning, you keep trying, and you keep dreaming, one day, you might be standing exactly right here where i am standing. i want to tell you, it is not that easy. it is not easy, but it is really something very special.
we are doing a special job and you are doing a special job, and your parents are very incredible people. i want to thank them for being here. i want to thank them for bringing you. we will see you again next year. he'll be a little bit figure and a lot wiser, and go to school and learn, and work hard. do the best you can, and remember what i said. no drugs, no alcohol, you lead a great life. no smoking. no smoking, and just have a great, great life and congratulations to you and your incredible parents. thank you for being here. appreciate it. [applause]
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