Vice President Joe Biden is expected to deliver a speech at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention on Wednesday, a senior administration official told The Hill.
Biden will also deliver a “thank you” speech to NRA members.
The speech will be preceded by a live radio show, and will focus on “how to defeat ISIS and the threat of radical Islamic terrorism,” the official said.
Biden’s speech will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Biden is a former Democratic senator from Delaware.
His first speech at an NRA convention was in 2008.
The NRA was a major force behind the 2008 presidential campaign of Barack Obama, and was also behind the Obama-Biden campaign.
The organization has also been a major player in the 2016 presidential race.
Trump, who is a billionaire and a staunch opponent of the NRA, has been critical of the group in recent days.
He has called Biden’s remarks a “sickening endorsement of terrorists,” and said he would “never” work with the NRA.
“Joe Biden is just a big fat liar,” Trump said on Fox News Sunday.
“I will never work with Joe Biden.”
The president-elect has said the NRA “is going to be a tremendous force” in his presidency.
The president is also expected to nominate a new attorney general.
Biden also has an upcoming meeting with Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday.
Biden spoke at the NRA convention on May 25, where he praised President Trump’s “historic” immigration policy, but he said the country needed to continue to build bridges between communities.
“We need to get people back to where they came from, but we also have to get a handle on this radical Islamic ideology,” Biden said.
“The threat of a new wave of Islamic extremism is real and we have to confront it.”
Biden’s “I love ya, daddy” speech comes at a time of heightened tension between the Trump administration and the NRA over the past several weeks.
On Friday, Vice President Pence said in a statement that the administration was “deeply concerned” about the “unacceptable” behavior of the gun-rights group and called on its members to refrain from any violence.
Biden, who has endorsed the NRA and has made a point of making clear that he is not anti-gun, has also said the group is “the most powerful voice in our country,” and has repeatedly spoken out against the NRA’s positions.
Biden told NRA members during a meeting in June that he does not want to “be a pawn” in the administration’s “war on guns.”
He said he was worried about the country becoming “a sanctuary for violent terrorists,” but added that “I’m also not a fan of sanctuary cities.”
On Saturday, Biden told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren that he “absolutely” believes the NRA is the “voice of America.”
Biden also reiterated his support for a federal ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines in his address on Monday.
The vice president also said that he has “serious reservations” about President Trump and his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Biden has made it clear that his administration will not be swayed by the NRA or the White House.
“They’re a political operation,” Biden told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Sunday.