President Obama Thanks The American People Saying “You made me a better man” In His Emotional Final Weekly Address.
Barack Obama thanked the American people for their resilience and said he’s more ‘optimistic’ about the country’s future in the final weekly address of his administration.
The outgoing president managed to hold back tears as he admitted he had become a ‘better man’ during his time in office.
‘Over the course of these eight years, I have seen the goodness, the resilience, and the hope of the American people.
‘I’ve seen neighbors looking out for each other as we rescued our economy from the worst crisis of our lifetimes. I’ve hugged cancer survivors who finally know the security of affordable health care,’ he said.
‘It has been the honor of my life to serve you as President. Eight years later, I am even more optimistic about our country’s promise,’ he said.
But the president urged Americans to be engaged citizens in the coming years.
‘We can’t take our democracy for granted. All of us, regardless of party, should throw ourselves into the work of citizenship.