US: President Trump’s farewell address

Jan, 20th 2020 – US President Donald Trump has made his farewell address before leaving office. He however has not fully accepted the result of last November’s election, which he lost to Democrat Joe Biden.

The last two weeks of Mr. Trump’s term have been dominated by the fallout from the deadly riot on Capitol Hill. This is citing the incident where a mob of his supporters stormed Congress, seeking to overturn the election result.

Before leaving office, Trump noted that the incident has horrified Americans. He said, “Political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans. It can never be tolerated.”

He added, “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.”

In his address, he noted that he had done what he came to do and so much more. He also mentioned some of the achievements he made during his time. He said, “We built the greatest political movement in the history of our country.”

He added, “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.”

He extended his best wishes to the new administration praying for their success in keeping America safe and prosperous.

Trump is the first president in US history to be impeached twice. He leaves office with an approval rating of 34%, a record low for a departing president. Mr. Biden’s inauguration is set for later today.

More on his address to the nation was posted on the White House web page: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-farewell-address-nation/

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