In his farewell address to the nation Tuesday, President Donald Trump attempted to highlight his administration’s successes amid the backdrop of an impeachment trial on a charge of inciting an insurrection, while also calling on Americans to "pray" for the new administration.
"This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous," Trump said.
He added, "We did what we came here to do — and so much more," referring to the administration's conservative legislative achievements and record-setting judicial appointments.
"Above all, we have reasserted the sacred idea that in America, the government answers to the people," he said.
The speech marks a shift for a president whose bombastic rhetoric and unconventional approach to the office created numerous maelstroms in Washington and made him the third president in U.S. history to be impeached.
"All Americans were horrified by the assault on our Capitol. Political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans," he said. "It can never be tolerated."
As Trump faces a second impeachment trial in the Senate, where a conviction could bar him from holding public office in the future, he said in his speech that his "Make America Great Again" movement is "only just beginning."
"Now, as I prepare to hand power over to a new administration at noon on Wednesday, I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning," he said.
This story first appeared on NBCNews.com.