Obama says Goodbye to the Nation

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Obama says Goodbye to the Nation

Isabella Ricottilli and Briana Musolino

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“I’m asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change- but in yours.”– President Obama

After 8 years in office, President Obama delivered his farewell speech on January 10th with pride and hope for our country’s next president Donald Trump. 18,000 people gathered in Chicago to listen to his final words. He talked a lot about the struggles this country has gone through to get to where we are today. He also talked about existing issues such as terrorism and racism.

He thanked his staff and volunteers for their time and help during his presidency. He also gave a big thank you to his wife and daughters, and his Vice President, Joe Biden, stating that he became “like a brother to him.” Obama stated that America is a better place than it was when he first stepped into office and said it will be a smooth transition welcoming Trump into the White House.