President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump shared a Christmas Eve video message on Thursday night in which they wished all Americans a Merry Christmas that, as the First Lady noted, is “a Christmas different than in years past.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2020
“During the sacred season, Christians celebrate the greatest miracle in human history,” the president said. “More than 2,000 years ago, God sent his only begotten Son to be with us. An angel announced the birth of our Lord and Savior — the humble shepherd.”
“He said, ‘I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all of the people. Today, in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you. He is the Messiah, the Lord. You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’
“At Christmas, we thank God for sending us his son to bring peace to our souls and joy to the world.”
As you know, this Christmas is different than years past,” said the First Lady.
“We are battling a global pandemic that has affected all of us. Yet, through this great challenge, we have been inspired by the kindness and courage of citizens across this country.
“Teachers have worked extraordinarily hard to keep our children learning. Students have delivered groceries to elderly neighbors. Communities have found new ways to stay connected to one another.
“Courageous first responders, doctors, and nurses have given everything to save lives. Brilliant scientists have developed treatments and vaccines.”
President Trump keyed on the delivery of a COVID vaccine before the end of the year, which he called “truly a Christmas miracle.”
“We are delivering millions of doses of a safe and effective vaccine that will soon end this terrible pandemic and save millions and millions of lives.
“Disease Control and Prevention has overseen the distribution of nearly 10 million vaccines as of Wednesday morning.
“We’re grateful for all of the scientists, researchers, manufacturing workers, and service members who have worked tirelessly to make this breakthrough possible. It is truly a Christmas miracle.”
The First Lady also thanked the U.S. military for keeping America safe.
“During this wonderful time of year, we also give thanks for the brave and selfless Americans who keep us safe. We are forever grateful for the men and women of law enforcement and the heroes of the United States military.”
In this holy season,” President Trump said, in closing:
“We thank God for his infinite love and we pray that the light of His glory will forever shine on this magnificent land. On behalf of Melania and the entire Trump family, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”
Merry Christmas indeed, RedStaters!
It’s been a crazy year — with no doubt more craziness to come. But something tells me we’ll survive, and live to fight the craziness another day.