It’s Thanksgiving. And that means leaving our differences aside, coming together and being thankful for all we have. This year, the whole country can be thankful for a president-elect who understands that, even though tensions are high, the country is divided. And he will do what it takes to heal it.
On the eve of Thanksgiving, president-elect Donald Trump released a new message to Americans asking that the country ‘begin to heal our divisions’.
In the new video released on Wednesday, Trump called on the nation to become unified once more amid weeks of protests and petitions to the Electoral College.
‘We are very blessed to call this nation our home, and that’s what America is – it is our home,’ Trump began in the clip, which was posted on YouTube.
‘It’s where we raise our families, care for our loved ones, look out for our neighbors, and live out our dreams,’ he continued.
‘It’s my prayer that on this Thanksgiving that we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country strengthened by shared purpose and very, very common resolve.’
Trump then quoted Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, in which he declared the national holiday in the midst of America’s Civil War in 1864.
‘President Lincoln called upon Americans to speak with one voice and one heart,’ Trump said, ‘That’s just what we have to do.’
Trump then referenced the country’s ‘long and bruising political campaign’.
‘Emotions are raw and tensions just don’t heal overnight,’ he said, seemingly alluding to protests that erupted all over the nation after he was elected.
‘It doesn’t go quickly, unfortunately,’ he continued. ‘But we have before us the chance to make history together.’
‘To bring real change to Washington, real safety to our cities and real prosperity to our communities – including our inner-cities, so important to me and so important to our country.’