From the White House, President Trump addressed the nation on Thanksgiving, beginning with a history of the Pilgrims’ first gathering with Native Americans, celebrating a fall’s harvest, 400 years ago.
Trump noted that the first act of the new arrivals was to pray, after which they began to build a new home for their families with the help of the land’s inhabitants.
Next, Trump recalled President Abraham Lincoln’s declaration of the last Thursday of November as a national holiday. Amid the devastation of the Civil War, Lincoln called on citizens to come together with one heart and voice to thank God for His gracious gifts and to ask Him to heal and restore the land.
Trump called on Americans today to thank the pioneers, pilgrims, and patriots that have forged this great nation. He also thanked police, firefighters, paramedics and rescue workers, and referenced recent tragedies faced by the country.
Trump said that his administration, with the help of the American people, is doing something very special, and stated that the country is rising.
He proclaimed: “The people of this nation come from all different backgrounds, but we all share the same heart, the same home, and the same glorious destiny.”
You may watch the president’s address below:
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2017
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