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Remarks: Joe Biden Hosts the Annual White House Easter Egg Roll - April 1, 2024

  • Joe Biden
    Person
  • Jill Biden
    Person
Unknown

Jill Biden

Very Positive
00:00:00-00:00:11 (11 sec)
Welcome to the White House Easter Egg Roll. Happy Easter, everybody. [Applause] 1

Jill Biden

Unknown
00:00:11-00:00:20 (10 sec)
I'm a teacher, so I love any time when we can turn the White House into a classroom. And that's what we're doing today. 2

Jill Biden

Unknown
00:00:20-00:00:48 (28 sec)
The South Lawn is transforming into our learning playground and school community. And there's so much to discover. Listen to a story in the reading nook, explore space, make circuit breakers, write notes to our troops, take a field trip to a farm, hunt for dinosaur fossils, and so much more. 3

Jill Biden

Positive
00:00:48-00:01:04 (15 sec)
Education expands our horizons and transports us to new worlds. Just like these balloons, it allows all students to soar and reach unimaginable heights. 4

Jill Biden

Very Positive
00:01:04-00:01:12 (8 sec)
I hope that you all learn something new today. But most importantly, I hope you all have fun. 5

Jill Biden

Very Positive
00:01:12-00:01:30 (19 sec)
And now it is my honor to please welcome my husband, the President of the United States, Joe Biden. [Applause] 6

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:01:30-00:01:35 (5 sec)
Happy Easter! 7

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:01:35-00:01:44 (9 sec)
Well, we did everything, but we couldn't control the weather. Although, Al Roker told me this morning it was going to get sunny. 8

Joe Biden

Positive
00:01:44-00:01:51 (8 sec)
Folks, welcome to what's expected to be the biggest White House Easter Egg Roll ever. [Applause] 9

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:01:51-00:02:16 (25 sec)
I want to thank the National Park Service, the White House Historical Association, the American -- especially the American Egg Board, and our nation's egg farmers. For the egg board -- they've done a great job. [Applause] And thank you for making this special tradition possible. 10

Joe Biden

Leans Positive
00:02:16-00:02:34 (18 sec)
You know, it began in 1878 because they wanted to have an Easter egg roll on the park grounds, but they weren't allowed to do it. So, the President then said, "Let's have it on the White House lawn." They couldn't stop that. It's been going on since then. 11

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:02:34-00:02:49 (16 sec)
Easter reminds us of the power of hope and renewal, sacrifice and resurrection, but mainly love and grace toward one another. 12

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:02:49-00:02:59 (9 sec)
It's a time to pray for one another, to cherish the blessings and the possibilities that we have as Americans. 13

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:02:59-00:03:15 (17 sec)
That's what I see in our country. We are a great nation because we're a good people. Our values are solid. And the rest of the world looks to us, and we're determined to keep up that banner. 14

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:03:15-00:03:30 (15 sec)
And because of you, the American people -- and I mean this sincerely -- I've never been more optimistic about America than I am today. We have enormous opportunities -- enormous opportunities. 15

Joe Biden

Positive
00:03:30-00:03:41 (10 sec)
We just have to remember who we are. We're the United States of America, and there's nothing -- [applause] -- nothing beyond our capacity. 16

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:03:41-00:03:47 (7 sec)
May God bless you all. Enjoy the day. And I'm coming down to do that Easter egg roll in just a minute. 17

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:03:47-00:03:51 (4 sec)
Thank you all so very, very much. [Applause] Thanks, everybody. 18

Joe Biden

Positive
00:03:51-00:04:03 (12 sec)
And, by the way, say hello to our Easter bunnies. Come on up, bunnies. Get up here so they can see you. Come on, get in there. Pretty big bunny, huh? 19

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:04:03-00:04:14 (11 sec)
All right. Thank you all so very, very much. It's all yours: the President's home. 20