Presidential Weekly Address - 25 December 2017
THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, Melania and I are delighted to wish America and the entire world a very Merry Christmas.
THE FIRST LADY: At this time of year, we see the best of America and the soul of the American people. We see children packing boxes to brighten the Christmas’s of our brave men and women in uniform. We see families reaching out to neighbors in need. And we see communities coming together to serve one another.
THE PRESIDENT: In the season of joy we spend time with our families, we renew the bonds of love and goodwill between our citizens and most importantly we celebrate the miracle of Christmas. For Christians we remember the story of Jesus, Mary and Joseph that began more than 2,000 years ago. As the book of Isaiah tells us ‘For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.’
This good news is the greatest Christmas gift of all, the reason for our joy, and the true source of our hope.
THE FIRST LADY: This Christmas season we celebrate our blessings as Americans and we pray for peace all over the world.
THE PRESIDENT: On behalf of Melania, myself, Barron and the entire Trump family, God bless you, God bless America, and have a very very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.