President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump deliver Christmas message

Posted at 10:49 AM, Dec 25, 2018
and last updated 2019-01-18 16:51:59-05

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump delivered a Christmas message to Americans on Tuesday morning.

"This wonderful season brings out the best in the American spirit, and we see neighbors helping neighbors and communities lifting up those who need a helping hand," said President Trump in a video released by the White House.

The First Family thanked service members and law enforcement officers for protecting Americans.

"We pray for a future of peace on earth," said First Lady Melania Trump.

The First Family attended a Christmas Eve service at Washington National Cathedral on Monday night.

The President scrapped plans to head to his Mar-a-Lago resort on Palm Beach for the holidays because of an ongoing government shutdown.

He wants $5.7 billion for a wall along the U.S./Mexico border, but Democrats and some Republicans are opposed to it.