Trump’s bizarre claims he turned US into ‘greatest economy in the history of the world’

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President Donald Trump raised more than a few eyebrows today as he told the world he had built the 'greatest economy in history' in a bizarre farewell speech.

Trump recorded the words on his final full day in office, as Joe Biden prepares to be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday.

In his address, Trump invoked his well-known – and divisive – slogan and told the nation 'we all wanted to make America great again.'

He claimed that during his four-year stint in office the country had achieved 'more than anyone thought possible.'

US President Donald J. Trump addressed the nation from the Blue Room
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President Trump said: "I knew the potential for our nation was boundless as long as we put America first.

"So I left behind my former life and stepped into a very difficult arena but an arena nevertheless with all sorts of potential if properly done.

"America had given me so much and I wanted to give something back. Together with millions of hard working patriots across this land we built the greatest political movement in the history of our country.

"We also built the greatest economy in the history of the world. It was about America first because we all wanted to make America great again.

"We restored the principle that a nation exists to serve its citizens.

"Our agenda was not about right or left, it wasn't about Republican or Democrat but about the good of a nation, and that means the whole nation.

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"With the support and prayers of the American people we achieved more than anyone thought possible."

The Republican also bragged about being 'the only true outsider to win the presidency' and boasted of building more than 450 miles of 'powerful new wall', despite failing to secure Mexican funding for it.

Trump went on to thank his relatives and the American people during his speech and described his time as President as a 'great honour.'

On Wednesday Democrat Joe Biden will take over from Donald Trump, who will be the first US President not to attend the inauguration of his successor in 152 years

At least 25,000 National Guard soldiers will protect the Capitol in an unprecedented operation to make sure that Trump loyalists do not hijack the inauguration.