Trump To Be First President Since Reagan to Address NRA Forum
The NRA announced that President Trump will speak at the organization’s annual leadership forum. The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action’s executive director Chris Cox made the announcement on Twitter on Friday.
The president is scheduled to appear at the conference on April 28 in Atlanta, Ga.
Trump was endorsed by the NRA during the presidential election and was praised for his repeated defense of the right to bear arms.
He will be the first sitting president since Ronald Reagan to address the convention.
At several stump speeches, he claimed that Hillary Clinton wanted “to repeal the Second Amendment.”
His eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was seen as a top representative of his father for pro-gun and outdoors groups.
Trump Jr. was recently subject of speculation about a run for the New York governorship because of remarks he made such a gun club.
He later announced he would not challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) next year.
Several other pro-gun conservatives will speak at the NRA event, including Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Sheriff David Clarke, Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), Col. Allen West [Ret.] and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).