As we approach the end of your first term in office, it is worth taking stock of your major achievements in that time.
The first to note, is that you actually attempted to implement the policies on which you were elected - an increasingly rare event these days, and one of the many reasons that a record number of Americans voted for you to be returned as president.
You made great efforts to extend the wall on the southern border, and, despite the many objections to its construction, it is difficult to see how else your country can protect itself, unless and until its involvement and support of corrupt and violent regimes is ended.
No new wars in four years is also a remarkable achievement, and this despite unremitting pressure to engage in such follies, from inside and outside government. These pressures had the additional effect of preventing action on much of the other work that needed doing, but this is not a time for making excuses, because your greatest achievement is unfolding right now, for all to see.
By your strength and character, you have drained the swamp and left all those who dwelt there exposed and floundering in the light of public scrutiny. It is true that they have not been removed, but they are now visible and vulnerable in a way that seemed impossible just a couple of months ago.
Whatever happens over the next days and weeks, even the next few years, never again can those with vested interests in the demise of freedom and prosperity for the people, say that they are working in our best interests, and expect to be believed.
Know your enemy is the first requirement in any conflict, and we now know who they are, and what they are capable of, and for that, Mr. President, once again, thank you.