President Obama urged Americans to remember “what ties us together” after a hard-fought election year, in his Thanksgiving Day address.
“As a nation, we’ve just emerged from a campaign season that was passionate, noisy, and vital to our democracy. But it also required us to make choices – and sometimes those choices led us to focus on what sets us apart instead of what ties us together; on what candidate we support instead of what country we belong to,” said Obama.
“Thanksgiving is a chance to put it all in perspective – to remember that, despite our differences, we are, and always will be, Americans first and foremost,” he continued.
“When our brothers and sisters are in need, we roll up our sleeves and get to work – not for the recognition or the reward, but because it’s the right thing to do,” said Obama. “Here in America, we rise or fall together, as one nation and one people. That’s something to be grateful for – today and every day.”
Source: The Hill