President Donald Trump, 45th president of the United States, gave his farewell address to the American people. He opened his address by graciously welcoming the new administration and thanking the people who helped him along the way:
“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.
“This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous. We extend our best wishes, and we also want them to have luck—a very important word.
“I’d like to begin by thanking just a few of the amazing people who made our remarkable journey possible.”
President Trump reminded us that we’ll always have disagreements, and we all want the country to thrive.
“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.
“Now more than ever, we must unify around our shared values and rise above the partisan rancor, and forge our common destiny.”
President Trump came to Washington as a political outsider, truly seeking to make America great again. He spoke about his accomplishments over the last four years.
“We passed the largest package of tax cuts and reforms in American history. We slashed more job-killing regulations than any administration had ever done before. We fixed our broken trade deals, withdrew from the horrible Trans-Pacific Partnership and the impossible Paris Climate Accord, renegotiated the one-sided South Korea deal, and we replaced NAFTA with the groundbreaking USMCA—that’s Mexico and Canada—a deal that’s worked out very, very well.”
President Trump spoke of America’s improved economy that benefited all citizens before the COVID-19 pandemic and how his policies “unlocked our energy resources and became the world’s number-one producer of oil and natural gas by far.”
“Incomes soared, wages boomed, the American Dream was restored, and millions were lifted from poverty in just a few short years. It was a miracle. The stock market set one record after another, with 148 stock market highs during this short period of time, and boosted the retirements and pensions of hardworking citizens all across our nation. 401(k)s are at a level they’ve never been at before. We’ve never seen numbers like we’ve seen, and that’s before the pandemic and after the pandemic.
“We rebuilt the American manufacturing base, opened up thousands of new factories, and brought back the beautiful phrase: ‘Made in the USA.”
Throughout his speech, President Trump reminded Americans that his policies were pro-America. He stood up for our interests, as any U.S. leader should. Sadly, some leaders don’t. President Trump also sought to protect unborn life and the rights of Americans to speak freely, worship openly, and practice their faith without government restraint.
Read the rest of President Trump’s farewell address. We will miss you, Mr. President, and thank you!