Trump’s Parting Words Full of Lies
True to form to the very end, Donald Trump made his final public remarks as president all about himself, spewing lies and taking credit for things he never did. Speaking before just a small group of family, aides and supporters at Joint Base Andrews before boarding Air Force One for the flight to his Florida retirement home, Trump said, “This has been an incredible four years, we’ve accomplished so much together. It’s been something very special.”
As he’s done throughout his administration he equated success and accomplishment with the performance of the stock market while totally ignoring the fact that millions of Americans are struggling financially due to the coronavirus pandemic he ignored, 400,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and the national rollout of the vaccine that he absurdly takes credit for has been a disaster.
He falsely claimed that he rebuilt the military and patted himself on the back for creating the Space Force, which is little more than a new uniform and logo. He wished the incoming administration good luck and success, but childishly refused to utter the name Biden. While Trump said that he expect the Biden administration to have successes, he tried to take advance credit for whatever those may be, saying “remember us when you see these things happening.”
The only twice-impeached president in American history concluded his remarks by telling the crowd “don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” He also seemed to threaten the American people, saying, “We will be back in some form. So have a good life. We will see you soon.”