Remarks from President Trump at Farewell Ceremony

Expresses gratitude as he leaves the White House.

This has been a great honor, the honor of a lifetime. The greatest people in the world. The greatest home in the world, I call it a home. We have an amazing four years. We’ve accomplished a lot. We love the American people and, again, it has been something very special. And I just want to say goodbye. But hopefully, it’s not a long term goodbye. We’ll see each other again. Thank you all very much. Thank you.

Thank you, thank you very much. And we love you, I can tell you that from the bottom of my heart. This has been an incredible fours years. We’ve accomplished so much together.

I want to thank all of my family and my friends and my staff and so many other people for being here. I want to thank you for your effort and your hard work. People have no idea how hard this family worked. And they worked for you. They could’ve had a much easier life. They did a fantastic job, and just want to thank all of you. Every one.

I want to thank Mark Meadows, who’s here someplace. Right there, I want to thank Mark.

But it’s been, uh, it’s been something very special. We’ve accomplished a lot. Our first lady has been a woman of great grace and beauty and dignity. And so popular with the people, so popular. So popular with the people. In fact, honey, would you like to say a few words?

[Melania Trump]
Being your First Lady was my greatest honor. Thank you for your love and your support. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all. God bless your families. And God bless this beautiful nation. Thank you.

[President Trump]
What else has to be said, right? But what we’ve done, it’s true, honey, great job. What we’ve done has been amazing by any standard. We rebuilt the United States military. We created a new force called Space Force. That in itself would be a major achievement for a regular administration. We were not a regular administration. We’ve taken care of the vets, 91% approval rating. They’ve never had that before. The vets have given us, the VA, the vets have given an approval rating like has never been before. We’ve taken care of our vets, our beautiful vets, they were very badly treated before we came along. And, as you know, we get them great service and we pick up the bill. And they can go out and they can see a doctor if they have to wait long periods of time. We got it so that we can, sadly, get rid of people who don’t treat our vets properly. We didn’t have any of those rights before when I came on. So our vets are happy, our people are happy. Our military is thrilled.

We also got tax cuts, the largest tax cut and reform in the history of our country by far. I hope they don’t raise your taxes. But if they do, I told you so. And if you look at the regulations, which I consider the regulation cuts to be maybe even more important, that’s why we have such good, and have had such good, job numbers. The job numbers have been absolutely incredible. When we started, had we not been hit by the pandemic, we would’ve had numbers that had never been seen already our numbers are the best ever. If you look at what happened until February a year ago, our numbers were at a level nobody had ever seen before. And even now, we really built it twice. We got hit, nobody blames us for that, the whole world got hit. Then we built it again. And now the stock market is actually substantially higher than it was at its higher point prior to the pandemic. So it’s really, you could say, we built it twice. And you’re going to see incredible numbers start coming in, if everything is sort of left alone. Be careful, it’s very complex. Be careful. But you’re going to see some incredible things happen. And remember us when you see these things happening if you would. Remember us, because I’m looking at, I’m looking at elements of our economy that are set to be a rocketship up. It’s a rocketship up.

We have the greatest country in the world. We have the greatest economy in the world. And, as bad as the pandemic was, we were hit so hard, just like the entire world was hit so hard. Places that thought they got away with is didn’t get away with it. They’re suffering right now. We did something that is, really considered a medical miracle, they’re calling it a miracle, and that was the vaccine. We got the vaccine developed in nine months instead of nine years or five years or ten years, or a long time. It was supposed to take a long time, many many years to develop a vaccine. We have two out, and we have another one coming almost immediately. And it really is a great achievement so you should start to see really good numbers over the next few months. I think you’re going to see those numbers really skyrocket downward. And, I can only say this, we have worked hard. We’ve left it all, as the athletes would say, we’ve left it all on the field. We don’t have to… we don’t have to come and say, we’ll never say in a month when we’re sitting in Florida, we’re not going to be saying “if only we had worked a little bit harder.” You can’t work harder. And we had a lot of obstacles and we went through the obstacles. And we just got 75 million votes and that’s a record in the history of, in the history of sitting presidents. That’s an all-time record, by a lot, by many millions. In the history of sitting presidents, it’s been really just an honor.

One of the things we’re very very proud of is the selection of almost 300 federal judges and three great Supreme Court Justices. That’s a very big number. That’s a record setting number. And so we’ve done a lot. And there’s still things to do.

The first thing to do is to pay our respects and our love to the incredible people and families who suffered so gravely from the China virus. It’s a horrible thing that was put onto the world. We all know where it came from. But it’s a horrible, horrible thing. So be careful, be very very careful. We want to pay great love to all the people that have suffered, including families who have suffered so gravely.

But with that, I just want to say you are amazing people. This is a great, great country. It is my greatest honor and privilege to have been your president. I will always fight for you. I will be watching, I will be listening. And I will tell you that the future of this country has never been better. I wish the new administration great luck and great success. I think they’ll have great success. They have the foundation to do something really spectacular. And again, we put it in a position like it’s never been before. It’s been the worst plague to hit since, I guess you would say, since 1917, over a hundred years ago. And despite that, despite that, the things that we’ve done have been just incredible. And I couldn’t have done them, done it without you.

So just a goodbye. We love you. We will be back in some form. And again, just in leaving I want to thank our Vice President Mike Pence and Karen. I want to thank Congress cause we really worked well with Congress. At least, with elements of Congress. But we really did, we’ve gotten so much done that nobody thought would be possible. But I do want to thank Congress. And I do want to thank all of the great people of Washington, D.C. All of the people we worked with to put this miracle together.

So, have a good life. We will see you soon. Thank you, thank you very much.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the transition of the presidential office.
  • That God would bring peace and healing to the nation.

Sources: White House


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