Greta Tung and Ronald Reagans speech at the White House was one of the most emotional moments in the 2016 presidential campaign, and it’s been a highlight of the presidential transition.
Thunburg, whose father died in the Vietnam War, took the stage for a 90-minute speech at Trump Tower on Tuesday, during which she thanked her “best man” for “the extraordinary friendship we have shared, the extraordinary support I have received from him and the American people.
I am especially grateful to him for giving me this opportunity to serve our country.”
“Tonight, I am proud to be here with my wife, my daughter and my husband,” she continued.
“I am grateful to all the families that have worked so hard to make this transition, and I am truly honored that so many have come out to celebrate with us.
We have had a tremendous journey together and we are proud to know each other.”
Thunung’s husband, singer and former presidential candidate Fred Trump, also delivered a tribute to Reagan, which featured a live rendition of the former president’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
The two spoke of how the transition is a time to embrace change and to be hopeful, and the two said they have “been blessed with the great job you have done and the opportunity you have given us to be a part of the American Dream.”
Thune spoke for the first time since she resigned as the U.S. representative for Alaska and said she’s ready to be back in Congress.
“We have a lot of work to do, but we are ready,” she said.
“Our team is ready to go back into the House and do what we have been doing, and we have the momentum that we need.
We are a new party and we need a new direction.”
Thunes was a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team in January, but did not speak at his inauguration.
The Alaska Republican said she is “not worried about what might happen with Donald Trump” and believes the president will work for “every single American,” including those in Alaska.
She also said she will not vote for any candidate who supported the Dakota Access Pipeline.