WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump capped 2017 on Sunday with a video self-tribute relating what he sees because the excessive factors of his achievements and rhetoric from his first 12 months in workplace. He gave a plug to American exceptionalism, too.
Within the video operating 3½ minutes, scenes of Trump with navy personnel, Border Patrol brokers and different world leaders are set to a stirring soundtrack as he declares of his nation: “We gave beginning to the fashionable world and we’ll form tomorrow’s world with the energy and ability of American palms.”
Trump cited his success in putting a brand new justice on the Supreme Courtroom, his efforts to chop rules and his massive win on overhauling taxes, which he falsely described because the “largest tax minimize within the historical past of our nation.”
Trump provided the video with a New 12 months’s Eve message, saying “What a 12 months it has been, and we’re simply getting began. Collectively, we’re MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! Blissful New 12 months!!”
He later provided one other Twitter message, loaded together with his signature bombast: “As our Nation quickly grows stronger and smarter, I wish to want all of my buddies, supporters, enemies, haters, and even the very dishonest Pretend Information Media, a Blissful and Wholesome New 12 months. 2018 might be an awesome 12 months for America!”
The president is spending the vacations in Palm Seashore, the place his Mar-a-Lago membership hosts an annual New 12 months’s Eve bash. On the occasion final 12 months, tons of of friends gathered within the membership’s grand ballroom, together with motion star Sylvester Stallone and romance novel mannequin Fabio.
The White Home stated Trump been briefed on New 12 months’s Eve safety precautions across the nation and can proceed to observe these efforts.
Trump provided his condolences Sunday to the victims of a capturing in suburban Denver that killed one sheriff’s deputy and wounded six different folks, together with 4 deputies. He tweeted: “We love our police and regulation enforcement – God Bless all of them!”
Trump had lunch with Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday. The White Home stated they mentioned hurricane restoration efforts, the necessity to enhance infrastructure “and lots of different issues necessary to the folks of Florida.”
The governor got here with some particular considerations: the necessity for repairs to the federally operated Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee and the restoration of Florida’s citrus business from Hurricane Irma, stated his spokesman, John Tupps.
Trump has inspired Scott to problem Sen. Invoice Nelson, a Democrat, in 2018. Scott stated in December that he had not made up his thoughts, although there have been a number of indicators he’s contemplating a run.