An Emotional Adieu From President Barack Obama To The US
Chicago: The US President, Barack Obama has given an emotional adieu for one last time on Tuesday night to the US. On his farewell speech, he has called on the Americans to defend their democracy.
He said to the thousands of supporters gathered at his hometown Chicago that with almost every measure, America is now a better, stronger place than it was eight years back since he took office.
Obama has made his eight years of Presidentship for the United States with trials and triumphs, with promises kept and broken in the White House. He also said that he ends his tenure with America’s boundless capacity for the reinvention and he finally declared with the statement that the future should be ours.
He has also warned that democracy would threaten whenever taken for granted.
Obama’s delivery was much high like most of his speech, but at the end, he wiped away the tears as the crowd embraced him for one last time.
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He worked for all backgrounds of Americans such that considering each of their viewpoints saying that the government must pay attention and listen to all of them.
Barack Obama was the first black president with 55 years of age and was elected in 2008 as the President of America on the message of hope and change.
Earlier Donald Trump, his successor, has vowed that he would undo some of Mr Obama’s signature policies. Notably, Trump would be sworn into the office on 20 January.
However, he has made no mention about the Republican Donald Trump, who would replace President Obama in just ten days.
When he found the imminence of that change and as soon as the crowd began booing, he responded with a statement, “No, no, no, no, no.” One of the nation’s great strengths, he said, “is the peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next.”
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He also said that one of the nation’s great strengths was the peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next.
Aside from the president, the raucous chants of “four more years”. Mr Obama smiled and said that “I can’t do that,” as the Constitution limits the US presidents with two terms.
He has outlined three threats to the American democracy that include economic inequality, racial divisions and the retreat of the different segments of society into bubbles. In all of those, the opinions were not based on some common baseline of facts.
Mr Obama made to laugh and applause the crowd by telling them to talk with one in real life if they were tired of arguing with strangers on the internet
With his closing remarks, he said that he has got one final request for the Americans as the President. He asked the people to believe not in his ability to bring about change but in theirs.
Mr Obama has called on the people of US to pick up the torch and fight for democracy, forge a new social compact.
He said warning the partisanship, racism and inequality all threatened freedom as, ‘for all our outward differences, we were all in this together’. Ended up with ‘We rise or fall as one’.
In his final speech he also thanked his daughters and wife Michelle Obama who were firmly stood on his side.
Mr Obama said that it was he in Chicago as a young man, still trying to figure out who he was and still searching for purpose in his life. He witnessed the power of faith and the dignity of working for people in the face of struggle and losses.
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He said that it was where he learned that change only happens when ordinary citizens get involved, get engaged, and they come together to demand it. After eight years as your President, I still believe that he added.
Of about 18,000 people has attended the farewell address of the President Barack Obama in the largest convention centre in the North America, at the McCormick Place, which was also the venue for Barack Obama’s speech after his victory over Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
The tickets were sold for free, but ahead of the speech, it was sold online for more than $1,000 (£820) each hour,
Since he leaves the Oval Office sooner, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll states that President Obama was viewed favourably by 57% of Americans, a similar level to Bill Clinton when he left office.