Trump: “I Didn’t Come Along And Divide This Country”
On February 16th, in the midst of political tension(s) in the US, President Trump powered through an extremely long press conference with a culminating and confident statement of him not making the pre-existent state of affairs in North America.
“I didn’t come along and divide this country,” Trump said. “This country was seriously divided before I got here.”
The US was at one its most heated states during the 2016 presidential campaign. Since Trump’s inauguration, a plethora of protests (from civil to destructive) have erupted around the nation. However, the president insists he came into this “mess”—but he’s willing to clean it up.
President Trump referenced issues he’ll be troubleshooting including inner cities, education and crime. He gave great praise to US law-enforcement officials.
“It’s very important to me” to bring the US people together, Trump said. “But this isn’t Donald Trump [who] divided a nation. We went eight years with President Obama, and we went many years before President Obama. We lived in a divided nation. And I’m gonna try—I will do everything within my power to fix that.”
With the Islamic State’s rise and border issues, the president stated he “inherited a mess at home and abroad.”