Millions of Americans tuned in Tuesday evening as President Barack Obama delivered his farewell speech from his hometown of Chicago. He chose the same venue where he delivered his victory speech in 2012. Obama took this time to thank the American people for allowing him to lead the greatest country in the world for the past 8 years. He discussed his legacy and charged the country to continue to do the work to keep America great.
It was no surprise that Obama received a warm welcome complete with tears and the chant “four more years.” Spectators often got emotional realizing that this was the end of an era.
Obama also took this time to honor his wife Michelle Obama.
“Michelle LaVaughn Robinson of the South Side. For the past 25 years you have not only been my wife and mother of my children, you have been my best friend. You took on a role you didn’t ask for. And you made it your own with grace and with grit and with style, and good humor. You made the White House a place that belongs to everybody.”
President Obama went on to thank his children, Vice-President Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden.
There wasn’t a dry eye in the building and I’m sure in the millions of homes of those who tuned in.
For the full transcript of President Obama’s farewell speech, see here. WATCH the full farewell address below.
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