TRUMP ASKS NATION TO 'PRAY' FOR BIDEN ADMINISTRATION
In his farewell address to the nation Tuesday, President Donald Trump attempted to highlight his administration’s successes amid the backdrop of an impeachment trial on a charge of inciting an insurrection, while also calling on Americans to "pray" for the new administration.
"This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous," Trump said, although he is not expected to attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.
He added, "We did what we came here to do — and so much more," referring to the administration's conservative legislative achievements, criminal justice reform, stock market gains, economic benchmarks and record-setting judicial appointments.
"Above all, we have reasserted the sacred idea that in America, the government answers to the people," he said.
Much of the achievements Trump touted, such as tax cuts and reforms, slashing regulations and withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, Biden has signaled he would reverse them.
The speech, which was filled with some falsehoods, marks a shift for a president whose bombastic rhetoric and unconventional approach to the office created numerous maelstroms in Washington and made him the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. And the first to be impeached twice.