President Trump addressed the nation on Thanksgiving morning. He mentioned "God" nine times and "prayer" twice during his message.
Trump's message also included a bold defense of his administration's policies and the U.S. military.
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"Today we give thanks for all of the pilgrims, pioneers, and patriots who have gone before us, and for all those warriors that have kept us safe and free."
Trump mentioned the nation's very first Thanksgiving, when pilgrims and American Indians sat together and thanked God for the harvest. He also paid homage to past presidents, like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, who pushed to make Thanksgiving a nationally-recognized holiday.
Thanksgiving has deep religious roots. That's why many were dismayed when last year, President Barack Obama mentioned "God" only once:
Conservatives turned out in droves to vote for Trump last November, in part because he promised to stand up for the values that have defined America for generations. While leaders on the left including Obama continuously shy away from embracing Christianity or praising God, Trump has taken the opposite approach.
Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, Americans are preparing to celebrate Christmas. Trump has made it clear that he intends to stomp out the political correctness that has surrounded the holiday for the past eight years.
During the Obama years, "Happy Holidays" was the norm and towns around the nation were cancelling beloved Christmas traditions in schools, renaming Christmas trees "holiday trees," and banning Christmas parades.
But not this year.
"We're saying Merry Christmas again," Trump recently declared.