During his final Thanksgiving address, President Barack Obama made a special appeal, calling for unity, according to CNN, just weeks after calling the campaign he called “sometimes divisive” ended.
“As a country, we’ve just emerged from a noisy, passionate, and sometimes divisive campaign season. After all, elections are often where we emphasize what sets us apart. We face off in a contest of ‘us’ versus ‘them’,” Obama said.
People should support the president-elect!
The President also added that instead of criticizing Donald Trump (he didn’t mention the name, though), people should remember that no matter the differences, “we are still one people, part of something bigger than ourselves.”
The message comes on the background of several protests all over the country, as liberal leaders are asking for vote recounts in states like Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, while liberals from the Electoral College launched a new attempt to block Donald Trump from occupying his spot in the Oval Office.
Besides this, violent incidents occurred after white nationalists and self-proclaimed “alt-right” leaders clashed with protesters and some of them even gave the Nazi salute.
Racism should be a thing of the past
“Never doubt, that is what makes us American — not where we come from, what we look like, or what faith we practice, but the ideals to which we pledge our allegiance. It’s about our capacity to live up to the creed as old as our founding: “E Pluribus Unum” - that out of many, we are one,” Barack Obama said, hinting at this entire racial strife.
As for Donald Trump, the president-elect also sent a holiday message, calling for national unity and promising to bring the country together in common purpose as well.