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Donald Trump gave his last speech as U.S. President at Joint Base Andrews Wednesday, leaving behind a legacy of chaos and tumult and a nation bitterly divided. (Jan. 20)
[BAND MUSIC PLAYING]
AUDIENCE: We love you.
DONALD TRUMP: Thank you very much, and we love you, and I can tell you that from the bottom of my heart. This has been an incredible four years. We've accomplished so much together. I want to thank all of my family, and my friends, and my staff, and so many other people for being here. I want to thank you for your effort, your hard work. People have no idea how hard this family worked. I worked and they worked for you.
DONALD TRUMP: They could have had a much easier life, but they did a fantastic job. But it's been something very special, we've accomplished a lot. Our first lady has been a woman of great grace and beauty and dignity.
AUDIENCE: We love you, Melania.
DONALD TRUMP: And so popular with the people, so popular with the people. In fact, honey, would you like to say a few words?
MELANIA TRUMP: Being your first lady was my greatest honor. Thank you for your love and your support. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all, God bless your families, and God bless this beautiful nation. Thank you.
DONALD TRUMP: What else has to be said, right?
AUDIENCE: Thank you, Melania.
DONALD TRUMP: But what we've done-- that's true, honey, great job. We also got tax cuts, the largest tax cut and reform in the history of our country by far.
[PEOPLE CHEERING] I hope they don't raise your taxes. But if they do, I told you so. And if you look at the regulations, which I consider the regulation cuts to be maybe even more important That's why we have such good and have had such good job numbers. The job numbers have been absolutely incredible. When we started, had we not been hit by the pandemic, we would have had numbers that would never have been seen. Already, our numbers are the best ever. If you look at what happened until February, a year ago, our numbers were at a level that nobody had ever seen before.