President Donald Trump will deliver a speech at the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meeting today.
The president is expected to take the stage at about 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. His speech can be viewed live in the embedded YouTube player via The White House.
Donald Trump today will become the first president to speak to the NRA while in office since Ronald Reagan in 1983. Trump delivered a speech to the NRA last year, when he was running for president.
In his May 2016 speech to the NRA, Trump said that Hillary Clinton wanted to abolish the second amendment and that this is the behavior of a dictator.
He also talked about the recent terrorist attack in Paris, saying that it wouldn’t have happened if everyone there had a gun.
“If you would have had guns on the other side, if I took a couple of these folks in here…I promise there wouldn’t have been 130 people killed and hundreds of people lying in the hospital to this day,” Trump said.
President Trump is not expected to unveil any new policy proposals in his NRA speech today, but rather to express his gratitude towards his conservative base ahead of his 100th day in office.
While he’s in Atlanta for the NRA speech, Trump will also be holding a private fundraiser for Karen Handel, Republican candidate in Georgia’s Congressional election.