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'Yes we did': President Obama defends legacy in farewell speech

'Yes we did': President Obama defends legacy in farewell speech

President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday night, outlining his success and encouraging Americans to participate in and lift up democracy.

First Lady Michelle Obama, vice-president Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden are all in attendance. You made the White House a place that belongs to everybody.

"If anyone can put together a plan that is demonstrably better than the improvements we've made to our healthcare system, that covers as many people at less cost, I will publicly support it", he said in another prodding challenge to his successor. "You've made the country proud", the outgoing President said. "But what I saw over eight years was a man who stood upright in an unprecedented storm of furious resistance and nastiness-much of it driven by an unwillingness in certain corners to accept the legitimacy of a black president-and rarely lose composure".

A teary-eyed Malia Obama sits with Michelle. "Thats why I reject discrimination against Muslim Americans", Obama said in his yet another inspiring speech.

David J. Johns is executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, which President Barack Obama established in 2012 to strengthen the nation by improving educational outcomes for African Americans of all ages, and to help ensure that all African Americans receive an education that properly prepares them for college, productive careers and satisfying lives.

Speaking just 10 days before President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated, Obama struck a hopeful tone, touting his administration's accomplishments.

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President Barack Obama has given his farewell speech in Chicago, where he celebrated the achievements of the past and made warnings for the future.

A White House official said Sasha stayed back in the capital Washington to prepare for a school exam in the morning.

He will look to the importance of core American values like fairness and justice looking forward and will highlight the strength of diversity, according to Earnest.

At the close of his speech, his family joined him on stage and waved to the crowds, but the Internet did not fail to notice that one member of the family was missing: Obamas' younger daughter, Sasha.

"Of all that I have done in my life, I am most proud to be your dad", he said.

"A faith in reason and enterprise and the primacy of right over might", he said, had allowed the United States to "resist the lure of fascism and tyranny during the Great Depression, and build a post-World War II order with other democracies".