On Tuesday, the last full day of Donald Trump’s presidency, Trump released a strong farewell address, expressing best wishes for the incoming Joe Biden administration and touting his historic accomplishments during his four years.
“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,” Trump said of Joe Biden, who will become president on Wednesday.
He also quickly condemned the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6. “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,” he said. “Now, more than ever, we must unify around our shared values and rise above the partisan rancor and forge our common destiny.”
As for his four years, the president said, “We did what we came here to do, and so much more.”
“Four years ago, I came to Washington as the only true outsider ever to win the presidency. I had not spent my career as a politician, but as a builder, looking at open skylines and imagining infinite possibilities. I ran for president because I knew there were towering new summits for America just waiting to be scaled,” Trump declared.
“We built the greatest political movement in the history of our country,” he said. “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 a whole nation. With the support and prayers of the American people, we achieved more than anyone thought possible.”