It seems Donald Trump is seeking to mend the fences of a tough campaign with the help of the Thanksgiving spirit.
"It's my prayer that on this Thanksgiving we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country strengthened by shared purpose and very, very common resolve," the president-elect said in a taped address released by his transition team — yet another end-around run on the press corps.
Trump noted that this "long and bruising campaign" has still left emotions "raw" with slow-healing tensions, but urged that in order to spur change, "we must enlist the effort of our entire nation."
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While his videotaped words seem to act as a rhetorical overture to those still smarting from the presidential result of 2016, the kumbaya tone stands in direct contrast to his more adversarial remarks and actions since winning his long-shot presidential bid.
Since becoming president-elect, Trump has used Twitter — a favorite of his during the campaign — to defend his business interests in the face of conflict of interest allegations, to attempt to spin coverage of a $25 million settlement in his Trump University fraud cases, to lash out at political foes, and even to turn his nose up at Saturday Night Live, which he himself hosted last November.