“We restored the idea that in America, no one is forgotten – because everyone matters and everyone has a voice.”
President Donald Trump spoke about his economy and the fact that he did not start any new wars during his time in office in his farewell address.
My fellow Americans: Four years ago, we launched a great national effort to rebuild our country, to renew its spirit, and to restore the allegiance of this government to its citizens. In short, we embarked on a mission to make America great again — for all Americans.
As I conclude my term as the 45th President of the United States, I stand before you truly proud of what we have achieved together. We did what we came here to do — and so much more.
Trump did not name President-elect Joe Biden, but wished luck upon his administration.
He also denounced the Capitol Hill riots: “All Americans were horrified by the assault on our Capitol. Political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans. It can never be tolerated.”
Trump thanked his wife Melania, his family, Vice President Mike Pence, and other staff. He also thanked the Secret Service and America:
I also want to take a moment to thank a truly exceptional group of people: the United States Secret Service. My family and I will forever be in your debt. My profound gratitude as well to everyone in the White House Military Office, the teams of Marine One and Air Force One, every member of the Armed Forces, and state and local law enforcement all across our country.
Most of all, I want to thank the American people. To serve as your President has been an honor beyond description. Thank you for this extraordinary privilege. And that’s what it is — a great privilege and a great honor.
Trump went on to list his accomplishments, which happened because of “millions of hardworking patriots.” The accomplishments include:
Biden plans on a new immigration plan on his first day in office. Trump included a dig at that idea probably so Biden couldn’t blame Trump if something goes wrong:
We proudly leave the next administration with the strongest and most robust border security measures ever put into place. This includes historic agreements with Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, along with more than 450 miles of powerful new wall.
Trump lauded the movement that brought him to office in 2016 and promised it’s only the beginning:
Now, as I prepare to hand power over to a new administration at noon on Wednesday, I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning. There’s never been anything like it. The belief that a nation must serve its citizens will not dwindle but instead only grow stronger by the day.
As long as the American people hold in their hearts deep and devoted love of country, then there is nothing that this nation cannot achieve. Our communities will flourish. Our people will be prosperous. Our traditions will be cherished. Our faith will be strong. And our future will be brighter than ever before.
Trump concluded: “I go from this majestic place with a loyal and joyful heart, an optimistic spirit, and a supreme confidence that for our country and for our children, the best is yet to come.”DONATE
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