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What's Trump 'most thankful' for? His family — and that he 'made a tremendous difference' in America

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President Donald Trump said Thursday he was most thankful for his family and for the "tremendous difference" he's made in the United States. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump said Thursday he was most thankful for his family and for the "tremendous difference" he's made in the United States.

After a phone call from his Florida Mar-a-Lago resort wishing a happy Thanksgiving to members of all five branches of the U.S. military, The Associated Press said, a reporter asked Trump what he was “most thankful for.”

“For having a great family and for having made a tremendous difference in this country,” Trump replied. “I made a tremendous difference in the country. This country is so much stronger now than it was when I took office that you wouldn’t believe it.”



Trump added that America is "so much stronger that people can’t even believe it. When I see foreign leaders, they say we cannot believe the difference in strength between the United States now and the United States two years ago. Made a lot of progress.”

The AP also characterized Trump's preceding phone call with the military as having an "unusually political tone" as he "aired grievances about the courts, trade and migrants heading to the U.S.-Mexico border."

More from the outlet:

“It’s a disgrace,” Trump said of judges who have blocked his attempts to overhaul U.S. immigration law, as he linked his efforts to secure the border with military missions overseas.

Trump later threatened to close the U.S. border with Mexico for an undisclosed period of time if his administration determines Mexico has lost “control” on its side.

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