On his final day in office, President Trump gave a farewell speech touching on his accomplishments in the past four years, and his hopes for the future. President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn into office tomorrow, Jan. 20 at noon, becoming the 46th President of the United States.

In his farewell speech, Trump said, “We did what we came here to do, and so much more.” He talked about some of, in his opinion, his administration’s more notable accomplishments. Some of those included peace deals in the Middle East, building “the greatest economy ever”, receiving larger contributions from NATO members, and a new deal with China.

Trump also talked about the grief and loss that coronavirus brought, but how American people overcame, and launched the fastest economic recovery “our country has ever seen.” He talked about how proud he is that his administration, researchers and doctors were able to create two vaccines for the novel coronavirus in just nine months.  

Trump also says that one of his greatest accomplishments is being the first president in decades that has not started any new wars

Trump talks about how devastated and horrified he was by the attack on the Capitol earlier this month. He says that kind of violence should not be tolerated, and it is not what we should strive for as American people. He urges all Americans to come together, no matter their political views or differences. 

Trump says that one of his main goals during his presidency was to unify America. 

“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,” he said. 

As preparation continues for Biden’s inauguration, President Trump extended his prayers for Biden, and the rest of the administration. 

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

He wished the new administration luck, followed by thanking the many people in his administration.

Trump said that serving the American people during these last four years has been an honor and a privilege. 

“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. Thank you, and farewell. God bless you. God bless the United States of America,” Trump said.  

Watch President Trump’s full farewell speech here.

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Written ByHaley Weger

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