President Obama finally bids goodbye to the American Nation in an emotional Farewell Speech
It has been an amazing 8 year journey for President Barack Obama. On 10th of January 2017, The President delivered a poignant and emotional farewell speech where he was also reduced to tears at certain times. Several people in the US, celebrities included are sharing their experiences with the Peoples favorite President and his elegant first Lady Michelle Obama. President Obama throughout this tenure in the oval office has given America many cherished memories to remember.
President Obama’s farewell has touched many hearts who will of course remember the mammoth contribution Obama has made in terms of improving the availability of health care, the economy, and the infrastructure of the American nation.
1 His first inaugural vision
When Barack Obama rose to power on 2008 he was extremely optimistic for the future. In his inaugural speech in Chicago he spoke to crowds saying “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible…who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer,”
Today he has reached the end of his journey and takes stock of his successes and setbacks still instigating hope in the American people that America will stand strong and prevail no matter what.
2 A warning to the American people
However, Obama in being optimistic for the future also issued a slight warning to the country stating that if equal opportunities are not created for all, disaffection and division will impede progress becoming sharper in the years to come.
President Obama also warned of racism as a poison to democracy. He called upon all minorities to unite their struggle for justice. He also appealed to the whites saying ‘’including the middle-aged white man who “may seem like he’s got all the advantages, but who’s seen his world upended by economic, cultural, and technological change”.
3 Moments of tears and tributes
Wiping his tears with a handkerchief, an emotional president Obama thanked his wife for the sacrifices she had made in trying to be an inspiration and role model for American women during his presidency. He also thanked her for her “grace and grit and style and good humor” and for making the White House “a place that belongs to everybody.”
Watch the emotional moment of President Obama’s full farewell speech in the video below.