President Trump Donald John TrumpForget spin: Five Unreflected Mueller Report Revelations Lara Trump: Merkel admits migrants one of the worst things ever happened to Germany & # 39; financial satisfaction hits record high: study MORE  on Thursday approached the white house staff and members of the Press Corps and urged them to stay away from drugs and alcohol and to praise the work their parents are doing.
The president talked about South Lawn as part of Take Your Kids for Work Day, where dozens of children were given trips in the White House and participated in a press release.
"Never take drugs, do not drink alcohol, do not smoke. Enjoy your life," Trump advised the children.
The president who does not drink alcohol or smokes said he used to give the same message to his own children.
Trump reiterated wisdom to conclude his remarks and urged the children that if they "continue to learn, you continue to try and you continue to dream, one day you may be right here just where I stand. "
" It's not that easy, "he added with a chuckle.
The president offered praise for the parents in participation too, including white house staff and members of the press corps. The president has a tremendous relationship with the media and has tagged specific business and journalists "false news" and "people's enemy" several times in the last week alone.
"They report. They tell us how we're doing. And often they report correctly," Trump said with a laugh. "In fact most of the time. Your parents all the time."
"All the time, or most of the time?" Trump asked the kids.
"All time" the children answered.
"Okay, all the time. Look, I agree." In this speech I agree, "said Trump.
" But they are, "he continued." And they protect all your families and they get the word out and they want to get the word out fair and honest. Your parents serve our entire nation, and I'm sure you will agree with me they are making a better future for you. "
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sarah Elizabeth Sanders Don't let this year's WHCA dinner turn into another political catastrophe & false news & the search for Nazis in America Reporter defends outbursts on white house press release MORE Sanders and Vice President Pence raised questions from children in James S. Brady briefing room earlier in the day as part of the White House events created for children.
It marked the first time since March 11 that Sanders was fielding questions from the podium. 45-day stretch is the longest that Trump White House has gone without holding a press release.