President Trump and Melania Offer Gratitude to Christians, Care Givers, and Service Members in Holiday Video Message

Donald and Melania Trump wished Americans a Merry Christmas with a video message featuring the first couple clad in holiday red.

The two offered gratitude for those who celebrate the birth of Jesus, who care for others, and for U.S. troops stationed over seas.

The video, posted Christmas morning, appeared to be taken at the White House, which meant it was likely recorded before the first couple left for Florida on Friday.

It was filled with religious and holiday themes, featuring the first couple talking over images of the White House holiday decorations and events attended by the president and first lady throughout the year, including Melania’s visit to the Red Cross to pack care packages for troops overseas and President Trump’s Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan.

‘The president and I want to wish each and every American a very Merry Christmas,’ the first lady, wearing a bright red dress, said.

The president then turned to a religious theme.

‘At this sacred time of year Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and rejoice in his love for every person. We give thanks to the millions of Americans who come together to care for others with compassion and bring the warmth and bliss of this holiday season to our family, our friends, our neighbors and to those in need,’ President Trump noted.

And Melania Trump chimed in: ‘As we gather with loved ones this holiday, Americans across this land are grateful for all the men and women in uniform who keep us safe: our military, our police and everyone in law enforcement.’

President Trump offered a final holiday greeting: ‘We say a special prayer those for military service members stationed far from home and we renew our hope for peace among nations and joy to the world. On behalf of the entire Trump family we wish everyone a very joyous and Merry Christmas and a very happy happy New Year.’

The Trumps are spending the holiday season at their home in Mar-a-Lago, dining with friends and family at the Winter White House Tuesday night.

Donald Trump got up from his family Christmas Eve dinner to greet Alan Dershowitz amid reports the famed attorney could join the president’s impeachment team.

Trump got up from his table, where he was seated next to first lady Melania Trump, to walk over and talk to Dershowitz after reports his legal team has discussed bringing Dershowitz on board to help with the president’s impeachment trial in the Senate.

‘I was a guest of friends of mine. Not part of the Trump Christmas party. The president came over to say hello to me and my wife. We wished each other happy holidays,’ Dershowitz told in a statement.

The first couple was attending their annual Christmas Eve dinner in the ballroom at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, a party filled with an odd assortment of guests, including some family members, a Russian hockey player, and a controversial former Navy Seal.

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Source: Daily Mail