Trump thanks Congress in final farewell
President Donald Trump spoke at Joint Base Andrews after departing the White House on Wednesday.
Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. And we love you. And I can tell you that from the bottom of my heart this has been an incredible four years. We've accomplished so much together. I wanna 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. Your hard work. People have no idea how hard this family worked. They worked and they work for you. They could have had a much easier life, but they just they did a fantastic job. I just want to thank all of you. Everyone. 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, ah, woman of great grace and beauty and dignity. And so popular with the people so popular with the people. In fact, honey, would you like to say a few words? 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. What else has to be said? Right. But what we've done that's true. On a 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 took care of the vets 91% approval rating. They've never had that before. The vets have given us The VA vets have given us an approval rating like has never been before. We took care of our vets and our beautiful vets. They were very badly treated before we came along on a Z. You know, we get them great service and we pick up the bill and they can go out and they can see a doctor. They have to wait long periods of time. We got it so that we can sadly get rid of people that don't treat our vets properly. We had we didn't have any of those rights before when I came on. So our vets air happy are 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. A job numbers have been absolutely incredible. When we started, Had we not been hit by the pandemic, we would have had numbers that would never have 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 that nobody had ever seen before, and even now we really built it twice. Way got hit. Nobody blames us for that. The whole world got hit and then we built it again. And now the stock market is actually substantially higher than it waas at its higher point prior to the pandemic. So it's really you could say we built it twice on guard. You're going to see you're going to see incredible numbers start coming in. If everything is sort of left alone. Be careful. Very complex. Be careful, but you're going to see some incredible things happening 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 air set to be a rocket ship up. It's a rocket ship up. We have the greatest country in the world. We have the greatest economy in the world and as bad as the pandemic. Waas We were hit so hard, just like the entire world was hit so hard. Places that thought they got away with it 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 10 years or a long time. It was supposed to take a long time, many, many years to develop a vaccine. We have two out. 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. Andi, I can only say this way, have worked hard. We've left it all is the athletes would say We've left it all in the field. We don't have Thio. We don't have to come and say Well, never say in a month when we're sitting in Florida we're not going to be looking at each other and saying You know, if we only worked a little bit harder, you can't work harder on We had a lot of obstacles and way went through the obstacles. Onda. 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 a non er. 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 we have to do is pay our respects in 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 very careful. Be very, very careful. But we wanna pay great love, great love to all of the people that have suffered, including families who have suffered so gravely. So with that, I just wanna say you are amazing people. This is a great, great country. It is my greatest honor and privilege to have been your president. Yeah, 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 in great success. I think they'll have great success. They have the foundation to do something really spectacular and again way put it in a position like it's never been before, despite the worst plague to hit since, I guess you'd say 1917 over 100 years ago. And despite that, despite that the things that we've done have been just incredible. And I couldn't have done him done it without you. So just a good bye. We love you. We will be back in some form. She was just And again. I wanted Justin leaving. I want to thank our vice president, Mike Pence, and Karen. I want to thank Congress because we really worked well with Congress at least certain elements of Congress. But we really did. We've got so much done that nobody thought it would be possible. But I do want to thank Congress. I don't want to thank all of the great people of Washington, D. C. All of the people that we worked with to put this miracle together. So have a good life. We will see you soon. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Like, yeah, yeah.