There are only nine days left in President Obama’s presidency and during his final address to the people of the United States, and it brought out all the feelings.
In front of a room of peers and supporters in his hometown of Chicago, Obama was greeted on stage with cheers of “four more years,” by the full crowd and from there, our current POTUS ran down his accomplishments over the last eight years, including lower unemployment rates, restoring the economy and of course, the controversial Affordable Care Act.
Obama also opened up about race in America stating, “The effects of slavery and Jim Crow didn’t suddenly vanish in the 60’s.” and “I’ve lived long enough to know that race relations aren’t better than it was 10, or 20 or 30 years ago, no matter what some folks say.”
One of the highlights was his shout out to his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama for holding him down the last 25 years, specifically the last eight with her role as First Lady of the United States. You can watch the entire speech in full above.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 11, 2017
He also discussed climate change, same-sex marriage and more.