On the final day of 2016, President-elect Donald Trump sent a New Year’s message of “love!” on Twitter, including to his “many enemies” and everyone who has “lost so badly.”
The tweet came after another that praised Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday for not launching a tit-for-tat sanctions to respond to those issued by US President Barack Obama’s administration this week in retaliation for Russia’s suspected election-related hacking.
In his New Year’s address on Saturday, Putin expressed hope that the two countries will “take their interaction in the international arena to a whole new level” once Trump takes office January 20 and Obama is no longer in power.
“It is regrettable that the Obama administration is ending its term in this manner,” Putin said in a statement addressing the sanctions on Friday. “Nevertheless, I offer my New Year greetings to President Obama and his family.”
This year’s tweet followed a tradition of Trump including “haters and losers” in his New Year’s wishes, as he did in 2014 and 2013:
In 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010, and 2009, Trump was more measured:
Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2016
To EVERYONE, including all haters and losers, HAPPY NEW YEAR. Work hard, be smart and always remember, WINNING TAKES CARE OF EVERYTHING!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2014
I’d like to wish all of my friends–and even my many enemies–a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2013
I would like to wish everyone A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR. WE MUST ALL WORK TOGETHER TO, FINALLY, MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN AND GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2015
Make sure to have fun and celebrate NYE with friends and family. Happy New Year everyone!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2013
Happy New Year everyone…it will be an interesting one!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2012
WIshing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2010
From Donald Trump: Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday & a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year. Let’s think like champions in 2010!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2009
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