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WATCH: Trump and Pence host Earth Day tree planting ceremony

President Donald Trump and Vice President Pence planted a tree in a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday in celebration of Earth Day.

Watch the tree planting ceremony in the live player above.

In remarks, the president said, “in this time of trial, the beauty of springtime fills us with the peace and the hope of renewal.”

Trump also said that, in line with his administration’s guidelines, the federal government will work with states to reopen national parks and public lands, “for the American people to enjoy.”

Trump was joined by the Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence, along with the Secretary of the Department of Interior, David Bernhardt, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler at the small White House ceremony.

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