• President Donald Trump and Melania praised the frontline workers in their final Christmas message
  • Melania thanked the people of America for helping each other in such tumultuous times
  • The president said that the latest developments in the COVID-19 vaccine is a "Christmas miracle"

Outgoing President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania delivered their final Christmas message from the White House on Thursday in which they praised the frontliners for working tirelessly amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The video started with Melania wishing millions of Americans “a very Merry Christmas” on behalf of the president. The first lady also expressed gratitude toward all the frontliners for doing such an amazing job amid the pandemic. She also thanked the people of America for helping each other in such tumultuous times.

The first lady wished the country well despite the grief the coronavirus pandemic has brought to many Americans.

“As you know, this Christmas is different than years past. We are battling a global pandemic that has affected all of us. Teachers have worked extraordinarily hard to keep our children learning. Students have delivered groceries to elderly neighbors. Communities have found new ways to stay connected to one another,” Melania said in the video.

“Courageous first responders, doctors, and nurses have given everything to save lives. Brilliant scientists have developed treatments and vaccines,” she added.

The president added that his administration is going to deliver “millions of doses” of the COVID-19 vaccine that will soon end the pandemic and save “millions of lives.” Trump thanked all the people who worked on the vaccine and called it a “Christmas miracle.”

“We are delivering millions of doses of a safe and effective vaccine that will soon end this terrible pandemic and save millions and millions of lives. We're grateful for all of the scientists, researchers, manufacturing workers, and service members who have worked tirelessly to make this breakthrough possible. It is truly a Christmas miracle,” the president said.

The couple also thanked the law enforcement agencies and the United States military for selflessly working to keep the country safe from all outside threats.

“In this holy season, We thank God for his infinite love and we pray that the light of his glory will forever shine on this magnificent land. On behalf of Melania and the entire Trump family, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,” the president concluded.

The message comes almost a day after the president and the first lady set out for a Christmas vacation at their Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida.

As far as the virus is concerned, the U.S. witnessed 193,030 infections and 2,835 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking its death tally to 337,066. Meanwhile, California has become the first state to have more than 2 million COVID-19 cases.

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 23: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk on the south lawn of the White House on December 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Trumps are headed to Mar-a-Lago for the holidays with a government shutdown possible on Monday December 28. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Getty Images/Tasos Katopodis