President Trump and First Lady Melania delivered a lovely merry Christmas message to all Americans this week.
Their address was both traditional and inclusive. They were speaking to all Americans but did not shy away from the real meaning behind the holiday.
FOX News provides a partial transcript:
President Trump and first lady wish Americans a Merry Christmas
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump issued a joint message wishing Americans a Merry Christmas on Thursday, noting the importance of the holiday and praising Americans’ efforts during the pandemic.
“The president and I want to wish every American a very Merry Christmas,” the first lady began in a video released on Christmas Eve.
“During the sacred season, Christians celebrate the greatest miracle in human history,” the president added. “More than 2,000 years ago, God sent his only begotten son to be with us. An angel announced the birth of our lord and savior — the humble shepard.”
“He said, ‘I bring you great news that will cause great joy for all of the people. Today, in the town of David, a savior has been born to you. He is the messiah, the lord. You will find a baby wrapped in clothes and lying in a manger.’ At Christmas, we thank God for sending us his son to bring peace to our souls and joy to the world.”
“We are battling a global pandemic that has affected all of us. Yet, through this great challenge, we have been inspired by the kindness and courage of citizens across this country. Teachers have worked extraordinarily hard to keep our children learning. Students have delivered groceries to elderly neighbors. Communities have found new ways to stay connected to one another. Courageous first responders, doctors, and nurses have given everything to save lives. Brilliant scientists have developed treatments and vaccines.”
Watch the video below:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2020
Merry Christmas to all.
Have a safe and happy holiday.