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Donald Trump praises “historic victories”, Corona successes – and himself

Donald Trump especially praised himself in his last New Year’s Eve address as US President. He does not mention his defeat in the election – not even the many Americans who died from the corona virus.

The elected US President Donald Trump praised the achievements of the country under his leadership before the turn of the year. “Truly historic victories” have been achieved, said Trump in a video message published on Thursday. (You can see the most important statements in the video above or here.) In particular, he praised the rapid production of vaccines against the coronavirus and thanked scientists, doctors and members of the military. The vaccinations would end the pandemic once and for all, Trump said.

The president went on to say that the country had coped with the corona pandemic “dramatically better” economically than experts had predicted. “Nobody can keep up with us” in terms of the less severe downturn and the rapid upswing, Trump claimed.

There is no defeat against Biden

Trump did not talk about the dramatic scale of the pandemic, which continues to plague the US economy. Within a week, hundreds of thousands of Americans again applied for unemployment benefits, and according to the latest figures, around 19.6 million people in the USA receive some form of unemployment benefit. A year earlier it was only around 1.8 million.

Trump also did not mention the presidential election in his message. He emerged from it as a loser, but does not recognize the victory of his Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Biden’s inauguration is scheduled for January 20th.

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