President’s New Year’s Address

“As long as we remain loyal to our nation, devoted to our citizens, and faithful to Almighty God, we know that the best is yet to come,” the president said.

Read President Donald Trump’s full address

In the face of great challenges this year, Americans showed incredible grit, strength, tenacity, and resolve, and together we achieved truly historic victories like nobody ever thought possible. To defeat the China virus, we launched the largest mobilization since World War II. We transformed our factories to build tens of thousands of ventilators and millions and millions of masks, virtually overnight. Nobody thought it could be done. We ignored the experts who demanded open borders and we shut down travel from China and Europe to protect our citizens. And we built the wall. We pioneered groundbreaking new therapies and treatments and we saved millions of American lives. Over and over again, we were told it would be impossible to deliver a vaccine by the end of the year. All of the experts said “absolutely unthinkable – Trump is exaggerating, it can’t happen.” And we did it long before the end of the year. They said it would take a medical miracle, and that’s exactly what it is. Years from now they will be talking about it. They’ll be talking about this great, great thing that we did with the vaccines. A truly unprecedented, amazing medical miracle.

Normally, developing a vaccine takes up to ten years. Thanks to Operation Warp Speed, we developed a vaccine in just nine months. We’ve already begun a nationwide vaccination program and we’re sending the vaccine all over the world. The world will benefit, we’ll benefit, and everybody’s calling to thank me. Our most vulnerable citizens are already receiving the vaccine and millions of doses are quickly being shipped all across our country. By early next year, the vaccine will be available to every American and shortly thereafter it will be delivered worldwide. We will end the pandemic once and for all. This is one of the most extraordinary scientific, industrial, and medical feats in history. Everybody has it as that. That’s what they’re marking it down as. And we can never let people forget where it came from and how it came. We’re very proud to be honored and all of the people who worked so hard on it. We have to be remembered for all that’s been done. I want to thank all of the workers, scientists, doctors, and members of the military who helped to make Operation Warp Speed possible.

Before the pandemic, we built the greatest economy in the history of the world. Now we are doing it again. We’ve actually built, if you think about it, two great economies, before and after. We passed 3 trillion dollars in relief, the largest financial aid package in history. Through the Paycheck Protection Program, we saved or supported more than 51 million American jobs. And we’re doing numbers now like nobody’s ever seen before, including having the highest stock market in the history of the world. I froze student loan payments, stopped evictions, suspended payroll taxes. We have slashed the unemployment rate from 14.7% all the way down to 6.7%. And a lot of people thought that the 14.7 could be 32 or 40 or 45 and now we’re down to 6.7 and heading a lot lower. We made it dramatically better than experts predicted just a few months ago. Our economy is growing at the most rapid rate ever recorded, 33.4% last quarter, and much faster than the nations of Europe. Nobody can compete with us in terms of going down less and going up by far the fastest and the best. Whenever America is challenged we always rise to the occasion. We are bringing critical medical manufacturing back home to America. We have secured our borders and paused immigration to protect American workers. We lowered drug prices for the first time in 51 years. And after years of endless foreign wars signing historic peace deals in the Middle East. It’s all ending in the Middle East. We have to hope it keeps going. It’s so easy if you know what you’re doing.

In this season of joy, Americans have so much to be grateful for. We’re all blessed to live in the greatest country ever to exist on the face of the earth and we have made it greater than ever before. As long as we remain loyal to our nation, devoted to our citizens, and faithful to Almighty God, we know that the best is yet to come. God bless you, and God bless America.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president as he leads the nation into the new year.
  • For wisdom for president as he continues to work to improve the nation’s economic recovery in the face of COVID-19.
  • For the president and administration officials in their efforts to meet the healthcare needs of the American people.

Sources: White House


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