President Donald Trump called for “peace among nations and joy to the world” in a Christmas message to the United States on Wednesday.
The video—which is a little over a minute long— was shared on Twitter by First Lady Melania Trump and retweeted by Donald Trump. The presidential couple began by wishing “each and every American a very merry Christmas.”
“At this sacred time of year, Christians celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and rejoice in his love for every person,” said Donald Trump.
“We give thanks for the millions of Americans who come together to care for others with compassion and bring the warmth and bliss of this holy season to our families, our friends, our neighbors and to those in need.”
Melania Trump continued the message by expressing gratitude on behalf of the nation towards the military, police and everyone in law enforcement “who keep us safe.”
Donald Trump continued: “We say a special prayer for those 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 joyous and merry Christmas and a very happy, happy new year,” the president concluded.