President Donald Trump is offering a New Year’s Eve message, tweeting, “What a year it’s been, and we’re just getting started.”
The positive message stood in contrast to Trump’s New Year’s Eve tweet last year, when he wished a “Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!”
But then Trump followed up the first tweets with another message like he’s sent in years past.
“As our Country rapidly grows stronger and smarter, I want to wish all of my friends, supporters, enemies, haters, and even the very dishonest Fake News Media, a Happy and Healthy New Year,” he wrote. “2018 will be a great year for America!”
Trump also tweeted Sunday: “Together, we are MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! Happy New Year!!”
One of the tweets included a celebratory video recap of the president’s first year in office, showing gauzy footage of him meeting with world leaders, visiting disaster victims and giving speeches, all accompanied by inspirational music and clips of Trump speaking.
What a year it’s been, and we’re just getting started. Together, we are MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! Happy New Year!! pic.twitter.com/qsMNyN1UJG
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2017
The Republican president is spending New Year’s Eve in Palm Beach, Florida, where his Mar-a-Lago resort is located.
He had lunch with Florida Gov. Rick Scott “to discuss ongoing hurricane recovery efforts, the need to improve the nation’s aging infrastructure and other matters important to Floridians,” White House spokeswoman Helen Ferre said.
The White House says Trump has been briefed on New Year’s Eve security precautions around the country and will continue to monitor those efforts.
The president has been playing golf at one of his nearby golf courses over the holidays, and on Friday invited about 60 members of the Coast Guard to join him.