President Barack Obama Defends His Legacy As He Looks Back On His Presidential Record In Emotional Series Of Tweets As 2017 Begins.
President Barack Obama reflected upon his accomplishments over the past eight years in a series of thoughtful tweets Sunday as he wished his fellow Americans a Happy New Year.
Obama praised the American people for the ‘remarkable progress’ they have ‘made possible’ during his two presidential terms. He pointed out how employment and healthcare have improved under his administration and mentioned clean energy, marriage equality and diplomacy.
‘It’s been the privilege of my life to serve as your President. I look forward to standing with you as a citizen. Happy New Year everybody,’ Obama wrote in the last tweet of the series.
The president’s message contrasts with Donald Trump’s choice of words for his own New Year tweet. The tycoon chose to taunt his political ‘enemies’ in a boastful tweet, saying Democrats ‘had lost so badly they just don’t know what to do’.
‘As we look ahead to the future, I wanted to take a moment to look back on the remarkable progress that you made possible these past 8 years,’ he wrote.