After 4 years in office (during which no new foreign entanglements were initiated) President Trump is releasing his farewell remarks on Tuesday, as he prepares to hand power over to Joe Biden.
Trump has opted not to participate in the inauguration ceremony, and instead of the usual pageantry, Joe Biden is reportedly planning to deliver an address roughly 20-30 minutes in length, focusing on the theme of unity.
As for President Trump, his team has leaked a short excerpt from his planned remarks to the press. He’s expected to point out that he’s the first president in “decades” who didn’t start any new wars, while also proclaiming that the “America First” movement he started is only just beginning.
But as Bloomberg’s report pointed out in the headline, Trump is also expected to say he is praying for Biden’s success, what BBG described as “a rare gesture of goodwill” toward his successor.
“This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous,” Trump will say, according to excerpts released by the White House.
He’s also expected to denounce the outbreak of violence at the Capitol earlier this month, which has been used to justify a massive pre-inauguration quasi-lockdown in Washington DC.
“All Americans were horrified by the assault on our Capitol,” he will say, according to the excerpts. “Political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans. It can never be tolerated.”
The prepared remarks were leaked first on twitter by reporters for Bloomberg and the Washington Post, among other MSM news outlets.