President-elect Donald Trump released a Thanksgiving message on Wednesday, in which he repeated his call for national unity and recalled the establishment of the national holiday by President Abraham Lincoln.
“It is my prayer, that on this Thanksgiving, we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country, strengthened by a shared purpose and very, very common resolve,” Trump said.
Trump noted that this Thanksgiving season has been marked by raw emotion and “tensions [that] just don’t heal overnight.”
“In declaring this national holiday, President Lincoln called upon Americans to speak with ‘one voice and one heart.’ That’s just what we have to do,” he said.
“Let us give thanks for all that we have, and let us boldly face the exciting new frontiers that lie ahead.”