Trump NRA Speech: Live Stream, How to Watch

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are scheduled to address the annual National Rifle Association convention in Dallas, Texas, on Friday at about 2 p.m. EST. Some 80,000 people were expected to attend the event.

Trump previously spoke to the organization in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead in February. Following the shooting, Trump said lawmakers were "afraid" of the NRA, though later appeared to rein in his comments.

Friday's convention is the NRA's first annual meeting since the Parkland massacre, CNN reported. The president has addressed the last two annual conventions held by the NRA.

"This is a great organization that loves this country," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on his way to Dallas, according to CNN. "The NRA is a truly great organization that loves this country. And we have a record crowd. You probably heard, the people are lined for a long distance."

In a speech to the NRA last April, the president addressed thousands of "friends" in the crowd and thanked Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the NRA, for his "unflinching leadership in the fight for freedom."

A live stream of the remarks is available online here via USA Today.

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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media prior to leaving for Texas, at the White House, on May 4. Trump is heading to Dallas to speak at the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum. Alex Wong/Getty Images
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