Say what you will about Donald Trump, he left office on the high road. All Americans owe it to themselves to view his 19:47 farewell address. In it, he not only outlines many of his accomplishments, he kindly addresses those that follow him.
We also unlocked our energy resources and became the world’s number one producer of oil and natural gas, by far. Powered by these policies, we built the greatest economy in the history of the world. We reignited America’s job creation and achieved record-low unemployment for African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, women, almost everyone. Incomes soared, wages boomed, the American dream was restored, and millions were lifted from poverty in just a few short years. It was a miracle.
Many Americans may not be familiar with these accomplishments, so completely did the media seek to hide them, but they are accurate and not at all embellished. Sadly, Biden damaged America’s energy independence and national security on his first day in office by killing the Keystone XL Pipeline.
For years, the American people pleaded with Washington to finally secure the nation’s borders. I am pleased to say we answered that plea and achieved the most secure border in U.S. history.
Even before taking office, Harris and Biden seek to overturn border security
We obliterated the ISIS caliphate and ended the wretched life of its founder and leader, [Abu Bakr] al-Baghdadi. We stood up to the oppressive Iranian regime and killed the world’s top terrorist, Iranian butcher Qassem Soleimani. We recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
Remember it was Joe Biden who aggressively argued against killing Osama Bin Laden, and was among those who warned moving the American Embassy would provoke outright war in the Middle East. As Obama/Biden Defense Secretary Robert Gates said, and even John Bolton agreed, Biden:
Has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.
He’s learned nothing since, and, compromised by China and other enemies of America, is likely to undo what Mr. Trump accomplished around the world:
As a result of our bold diplomacy and principled realism, we achieved a series of historic peace deals in the Middle East. Nobody believed it could happen. The Abraham Accords opened the doors to a future of peace and harmony, not violence and bloodshed. It is the dawn of a new Middle East, and we are bringing our soldiers home.
This is no more than the minimum honorable Americans expect, but will make D/S/Cs shake with rage:
At the center of this heritage is also a robust belief in free expression, free speech, and open debate. Only if we forget who we are and how we got here could we ever allow political censorship and blacklisting to take place in America.
Shutting down free and open debate violates our core values and most enduring traditions. In America, we don’t insist on absolute conformity or enforce rigid orthodoxy and punitive speech codes. We just don’t do that. America is not a timid nation of tame souls who need to be sheltered and protected from those with whom we disagree.
Sadly, circa 2021, substantial portions of the country are safe zones from anything that might frighten special snowflakes. He ended with these, and other, observations: Mr. Trump observed when Americans lined routes he traveled, waving the flag, they weren’t demonstrating their support for him, but for America. He said those demonstrations always moved him, and in his manner and delivery, it was apparent they did.
The movement we started is just beginning. There has never been anything like it.
That’s what scares and enrages D/S/Cs. That, gentle readers, is why you should spend a bit less than 20 minutes of your time watching his farewell address. For all his faults—all men fall short of the glory of God; all sin—Donald Trump loved America and Americans, and acted on his belief that the only true job of any American president was to represent America’s interests. “America first,” should be the minimum requirement for any future president, but it’s certainly not going to be the case for the next four years. More’s the pity for us all.