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President Trump releases video farewell address

In his farewell address, President Donald Trump says he will pray for the success of the next administration.

The White House released excerpts of the video address Tuesday afternoon, a day ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

In the video, Trump said, “This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous.”

Trump also addressed the storming of the Capitol building by his supporters after he is accused of directing them to “fight” the election results showing he lost.

He says that “political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans.”

SPEECH EXCERPTS FROM PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP’S FAREWELL ADDRESS:

The greatest danger we face is a loss of confidence in ourselves – a loss of confidence in our national greatness.

No nation can long thrive that loses faith in its own values, history, and heroes – for these are the very sources of our unity and our vitality.

America is not a timid nation of tame souls who need to be sheltered and protected from those with whom we disagree.

We are—and must always be—a land of hope, of light and of glory to all the world.
This week, we inaugurate a new Administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous.

We did what we came here to do – and so much more.

Above all, we have reasserted the sacred idea that in America, the government answers to the people.

We restored the idea that in America, no one is forgotten – because everyone matters and everyone has a voice.

I took on the tough battles, the hardest fights, the most difficult choices – because that’s what you elected me to do.

Our agenda was not about right or left, it wasn’t about Republican or Democrat, but about the good of a nation, and that means the whole nation.

We restored American Strength at home—and American leadership abroad.

We built the greatest economy in the history of the world.

We revitalized our alliances and rallied the nations of the world to stand up to China like never before.

As a result of our bold diplomacy and principled realism, we achieved a series of historic peace deals in the Middle East. It is the dawn of a new Middle East and we are bringing our soldiers home.

I am especially proud to be the first president in decades who has started no new wars.

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, 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.

Author: Associated Press
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