Published On: Thu, Jan 12th, 2017

Barack Obama Farewell Speech : 44th US President gets emotional as he bids goodbye

Barack Obama, the outgoing US President, delivered an emotional farewell speech on Tuesday night at the White House. Terms like hope and optimism in the Barack Obama farewell speech to the US.

Barack Obama Farewell Speech Highlights

The outgoing President wanted Americans to stay committed to democratic values, but he also served a warning. “Tonight it’s my turn to say thanks … Everyday I learned from you. You made me a better president, and you made me a better man.

“After eight years as your President, I still believe that. And it’s not just my belief. It’s the beating heart of our American idea — our bold experiment in self-government”, he went on to add.

Barack Obama Farewell Speech

Barack Obama Farewell Speech

Barack Obama further stated that people should bevigilantand protect basic American values. “Democracy can buckle when we give in to fear. So just as we, as citizens, must remain vigilant against external aggression, we must guard against a weakening of the values that make us who we are”, said Obama.

Barack Obama Farewell Speech Video



In his 4,300-word speech, the 44th US President Barack Obama listed major feats of his administration during his time in power. This included reversing recession, relations with Cuba, signing of the Iranian nuclear deal, capturing Osama bin Laden and promoting gay marriage among many others.

Democracy does not require uniformity Obama said while further adding, “Our founders quarrelled and compromised, and expected us to do the same. But they knew that democracy does require a basic sense of solidarity — the idea that for all our outward differences, we are all in this together; that we rise or fall as one.”

Praising his wife Michelle Obama’s contribution, Barack Obama went on to add, “You took on a role you didn’t ask for and made it your own with grace and grit and style and good humour. You made the White House a place that belongs to everybody.”

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