President Trump thankful for himself on Thanksgiving: "I made a tremendous difference"
The president also gave himself a pat on his back while congratulating the military, telling officers that the country was doing very well under his administration.
US President Donald Trump, while issuing a statement on Thanksgiving Day, said that he is most thankful for himself this year for "making a tremendous difference in the country."
The Republican president, when asked by reporters about what he was thankful for this year, replied by citing his "great family" and himself.
"I made a tremendous difference in this country. This country is so much stronger now than it was when I took office and you wouldn’t believe it and when you see it, we’ve gotten so much stronger people don’t even believe it," Trump said.
The president also gave a backhanded pat on his own back while congratulating the military, telling officers that the country was doing very well under his administration.
President Trump reveals what he's thankful for this #Thanksgiving: "For having a great family, and for having made a tremendous difference in this country. I've made a tremendous difference in the country." https://t.co/RM5VrVdL6z pic.twitter.com/sDcGee80T2— The Hill (@thehill) November 22, 2018
"I hope that you’ll take solace in knowing that all of the American families you hold so close to your heart are all doing well,” he said. “The nation’s doing well economically, better than anybody in the world.”
He later told reporters “nobody’s done more for the military than me.”
Trump reportedly made the statement from his Mar-a-Lago resort, where he also mentioned the migrant caravan in Mexico and compared it to the fight against terrorism in Afghanistan.
"You probably see over the news what’s happening on our southern border,” Trump said, adding: “I don’t have to even ask you. I know what you want to do, you want to make sure that you know who we’re letting in.”
The Republican also threatened to shut the entire US border with Mexico if his administration determined that Mexico had lost "control" on its side.
"If we find that it gets to a level where we lose control or people are going to start getting hurt, we’re going to close entry into the country for a period of time until we get it under control," he said.
Trump also criticized US judges in his statement, who blocked his attempts to overhaul the US immigration law, saying the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals has become "a big thorn in our side."
“It’s a terrible thing,” he said, when judges “tell you how to protect your border. It’s a disgrace," Trump said.