Donald Trump delivered his farewell address as president, excerpts from his speech were distributed by the White House.
As head of state, Trump said, he reaffirmed “the sacred idea that in America, government answers to the people.”
“We did what we came to do, and much more,” he said.
The politician stressed that he became “the first president in decades to not start any new wars.”
His administration has “restored strength” to the United States and “American leadership abroad,” Trump said.
“We have breathed new life into our alliances with other nations. and rallied the rest of the world to stand against China like never before,” the text of the address reads.
In his view, the greatest danger the states face is a loss of confidence in themselves and their “national greatness.”
“America is not a humble country of indecisive people to hide and protect from those with whom we disagree,” Trump added.
He said he prays for the success of the new Joe Biden administration in keeping the country safe and prosperous. At the same time, he noted that his political movement is at the beginning of its journey.
“As I prepare to hand over power to the new administration at noon Wednesday, I want you to know that the movement that we have begun is just the beginning,” he said confidently.
Trump reiterated his condemnation of the storming of the congressional building that took place on Jan. 6 after a rally at which he was speaking. Five casualties are now known.
“All Americans were horrified by the attack on our Capitol. Political violence is an attack on everything we value as Americans. It should never be tolerated,” he believes.
After the riots, the House of Representatives impeached Trump on charges of sedition. Now the case has moved to the Senate, which only came out of recess today. President-elect Joe Biden is scheduled to be inaugurated on January 20.