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Charlotte, NC — Across America, people are celebrating the Christmas holiday. This year, the day is much different than it has been in years past. President Donald Trump acknowledged just that as he delivered his Christmas Presidential Message on Friday.
In his comments, President Trump shared that the story of Christ’s birth inspires people all over the world, just as the love between friends and family. He stressed the importance of being grateful for the opportunity to worship freely.
While he has been ridiculed for his profession of faith, President Trump has been very supportive of the religious community. He has promoted religious freedom and spoke to that group with this portion of his message.
As he continued, he also expressed his gratitude for the nation’s military, who may be unable to celebrate with family. He also thanked first responders, law enforcement, and healthcare workers. He commented on their selfless love to serve their communities.
Each of these groups has been through tremendous scrutiny throughout the year. Left-wing activists have desired to defund the police while healthcare workers have had a trying year in combating COVID-19.
The Presidential Message on Christmas, 2020, was distributed by the Office of the Press Secretary. You can read the statement in full below.
The First Lady and I send our warmest wishes to all Americans as we celebrate Christmas. While our gatherings might look different than in years past, this Christmas, like every Christmas, is an opportunity for us to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and show our heartfelt gratitude for the abundant blessings God has bestowed upon our lives and country.
In this season of peace, we cherish the warmth, generosity, and faith that breathe life into our holiday gatherings. The love we share with our family and friends fills our hearts with joy, just as the story of Christ’s birth inspires people all over the world. This year, we come together as proud Americans—grateful for our sacred right to worship freely and to openly profess our trust in the enduring light and promise of the coming of God.
To military families who are unable to celebrate Christmas together this year, our Nation humbly thanks you for your service and sacrifice. We are forever indebted to those who courageously serve our country in uniform—and those who walk alongside them. We also thank our Nation’s first responders, law enforcement officers, and frontline medical professionals who work tirelessly to serve and protect our communities. Your daily contributions are an example of the selfless love of God and remind us of the noble principles we strive to live by, especially during this special time of year.
To all Americans, and to all our friends around the globe celebrating today, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.
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