WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump trumpeted his administration’s accomplishments and wishes his successor luck in a farewell video as he spends his final full day in office preparing to issue a flurry of pardons in a near-deserted White House, surrounded by an extraordinary security presence outside.
Trump says in the video released Tuesday that, “This week we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous.”
“We extend our best wishes," Trump said. "And we also want them to have luck. A very important word.”
Trump in the video referenced the “next administration,” but did not utter Biden’s name.
"Four years ago, we launched a great national effort to rebuild our country, to renew its spirit, and to restore the allegiance of this government to its citizens.
We did what we came here to do—and so much more."
President Trump's Farewell Address: https://t.co/bW2jFTngy5
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 19, 2021