WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - President Donald Trump delivered a short, yet powerful and heartfelt address to the American people on Thursday just days before his exit from the Oval Office.
During his almost three-minute video address, Trump called for a smooth transition of power and urged Americans "to get on with the business of America." But he did not abandon the America First agenda that earned him the loyalty of millions of patriots. He spoke just two days after tens of thousands of his supporters marched peacefully in the U.S. capital protesting a fraudulent election — and after Antifa infiltrated patriot ranks, fueling murderous violence.
Trump encouraged Americans "to revitalize the sacred bonds of love and loyalty that bind us together as one national family." He further called for "a renewed emphasis on the civic values of patriotism, faith, charity, community and family." This high point of Trump's address resonated with the Founding Fathers' understanding of the importance of a moral populace for a unified Republic to work.
For example, in 1798 John Adams wrote to the Massachusetts Militia: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
The president began by admonishing the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol calling it "heinous." "Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem," he said.
"I immediately deployed the National Guard and federal law enforcement to secure the building and expel the intruders. America is and must always be a nation of law and order," affirmed Trump.
And in swift order to the troublemakers, he said: "[Y]ou have defiled the seat of American democracy. To those who engage in the acts of violence and destruction: You do not represent our country. And to those who broke the law: You will pay."
The president did not back down from the reality of the "tense," emotionally-charged election. "But now, tempers must be cooled and calm restored," he cautioned.
"Now, Congress has certified the results. A new administration will be inaugurated on Jan. 20. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power," he added. "This moment calls for healing and reconciliation."
In the middle of his speech, the president did not ignore the elephant now standing in the middle of the room of the American Republic — the unprecedented voter fraud that occurred in Democrat strongholds and battleground states in the 2020 election and for which lawsuits were dismissed in the U.S. courts on standing.
"My campaign vigorously pursued every legal avenue to contest the election results," he assured. "My only goal was to ensure the integrity of the vote. In so doing, I was fighting to defend American democracy."
However, in order to have "faith and confidence in all future elections," he noted, "we must reform our election laws." He emphasized "the identity and eligibility of all voters" must be verified. This remark broached the yet unresolved issue of the body evidence of tens of thousands of unregistered and illegal votes as well as mail-in votes coming in after the deadline, all of which tipped the election in Biden's favor.
The president did not fail to mention the suffering and poverty the pandemic has wrought upon the American people this election year.
"2020 has been a challenging time for our people. A menacing pandemic has upended the lives of our citizens, isolated millions in their homes, damaged our economy and claimed countless lives," he lamented.
"Defeating this pandemic and rebuilding the greatest economy on earth will require all of us working together," he observed in another pitch for unity.
With the personal and heartfelt style that permeated the entire address, Trump told "the citizens of our country" that "serving as your president has been the honor of my lifetime."
"And to all of my wonderful supporters, I know you are disappointed, but I also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning," he stated in his ineffable optimism for the future of the United States.
"God bless you, and God bless America," he ended.
In a tweet on Friday, President Trump reiterated the "America First" theme in emphatic and explicit terms.
"The 75 million great American patriots who voted for me — America First and Make America Great Again — will have a giant voice long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form," he promised.
Such proclamations have endeared and attracted patriots to the president — and his agenda — and threatened the globalist elites.