President Barack Obama has said that the country will be stronger for the holiday season, even though there is still a chance the country could slide into the election deadlock.
The President made the remarks in a meeting with the governors of Arizona, California and New York as he prepares to visit the state for the annual Governors’ Association of America Christmas Dinner.
The holiday season is a time for celebration and giving thanks for our country’s greatness, Obama said in his speech.
“Christmas is a great time to celebrate,” he said.
“The people of the United States will continue to be our strongest and best friends.”
The president’s remarks came as he and other politicians were preparing to travel to the state on Sunday for the Governors’ Dinner.
While the president’s Christmas message focused on the importance of keeping the country together, there were a few other topics that the president was not willing to let go of, including the economy and healthcare.
The president was asked about the economic outlook during a news conference on Sunday, saying the economy is growing but not enough to lift people out of poverty.
“It’s going to take a little bit of help to lift folks out of the depths of poverty, and there is a lot of work to be done,” Obama said.
But the President also said that while there is more work to do, “we have a lot to celebrate.”
He added that the President’s economic agenda has been “a big part of what we do here at the White House.”
He said that he has been very busy during the holidays.
“We have the longest working holiday season in American history, with nearly three million people out on the streets in January alone, but I’m also excited about our new president and the work we’re doing to get our economy moving again,” he added.