On the day of President Joe Biden’s inauguration and President Donald Trump‘s departure from the White House, the Texas GOP released a statement that thanked the former president for “putting America first.”
Today, Trump left both the White House and Washington DC, breaking tradition by refusing to attend his successor’s inauguration. The former president boarded a government helicopter and headed for Joint Base Andrews, a military facility in Maryland. Before his departure, Trump gave a speech in which he cataloged the successes of his government. Included items were his administration’s response to the coronavirus, support for the military, care for veterans, and handling of the economy.
In response to Trump’s departure from the White House, the Texas GOP released a statement that thanked the former president for putting America first.
“The Texas GOP thanks President Trump for his tireless work over the past four years. In the face of an endless, antagonistic, and dishonest campaign by the corporate press and their Democrat partners, President Trump fought back and put America and her citizens first,” it reads.
The statement continued to laud economic growth seen under the Trump administration, as well as his foreign policy successes. It praised Trump’s conservatism, specifically “curbing mass illegal immigration, promoting a pro-life agenda, and placing countless constitutionalists in the judicial system.”
“It took a global pandemic, a thoroughly corrupt media, and massive election irregularities for President Trump to be removed from office. However, what he started will not end today. America First is not going away. We will not surrender this nation to the false song of globalism, and progressive socialism,” the statement concluded. “Thank you for everything, President Trump. May God bless you and keep you.”
However, the Texas GOP later accused the email platform used to distribute the message of censorship. It tweeted: “Our email platform censored the press release, and did not allow the phrase “election irregularities.” This is the latest outcry from the right of online censorship of conservative voices.